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Cohasset 
Town Report 

1996 



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ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
of the FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

of the 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

Reports of the School Committee 

and the 

Report of Other Town Officers 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 

1996 



Town of Cohasset 



Incorporated 1770 



Population January 1996 - 7,585 



Tenth Congressional District 
Representative Gerry E. Studds 



Norfolk and Plymouth Senatorial District 
Senator Robert L. Hedlund 



Third Plymouth Representational District 
Representative Mary Jeanette Murray, Cohasset 



Annual Town Meeting 
Last Saturday in March 



Election of Officers 
Within 35 days of the Annual Town Meeting 



In Memoriam 



MARIA R. PAPE — JANUARY 13, 1996 

Election Worker 

ELIZABETH W. WARREN — JANUARY 17, 1996 

Cultural Exchange Committee 
Historical Commission 

GERARD J. STANTON — MARCH 28, 1996 

Sewer Commissioner 

ELIZABETH J. FINK — APRIL 1, 1996 

Election Worker 
Teacher 

JOHN J. KEOHANE — MAY 31, 1996 

Council on Elders Affairs 

EDWARD P. MALLEY —AUGUST 9, 1996 

Superintendent of Wires 

SAM J. POSTBRIEF — OCTOBER 17, 1996 

Committee to Survey Structure & Functions of Town 
Government 

SUMNER SMITH, JR. — NOVEMBER 13, 1996 

Council on Elder Affairs 
South Shore Regional School Committee 

W. CHESTER BROWNE — NOVEMBER 12, 1996 

Cohasset Common Historic District Committee 



ELECTED OFFICIALS — TOWN OF COHASSET 

SELECTMEN — 3 YEAR TERM TERM EXPIRES 

Peter J. Pratt 1997 

Merle S. Brown 1998 

Michael H. Sullivan 1998 

Roseanne McMorris 1999 

Nancy Roth 1999 

MODERATOR — 3 YEAR TERM 

George L. Marlette, III 1999 

TOWN CLERK — 3 YEAR TERM 

Marion L. Douglas 1999 

TREASURER/COLLECTOR — 3 YEAR TERM 

Joseph D. Buckley 1999 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE — 3 YEAR TERM 

Joanne T. Chittick 1997 

James C. Kirk 1997 

Maureen E. Jerz 1998 

Ralph Kidder 1998 

Richard Shea 1999 

TRUSTEES PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY — 3 YEAR TERM 

Ann C. Bowdoin 1997 

Agnes McCann 1997 

Patience G. Towle 1997 

June S. Hubbard 1998 

Sarah R. Pease 1998 

Barbara M. Power 1998 

Sheila S. Evans 1999 

Doris R. McNulty 1999 

Roger L. Lowe 1999 

ASSESSORS — 3 YEAR TERM 

Michael C. Patrolia 1997 

Ross W. Rosano , 1998 

James W. Lagrotteria 1999 

BOARD OF HEALTH — 3 YEAR TERM 

AlixR White 1997 

Thomas C. Cook 1998 

Kevin M. Ulmer 1999 

COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY — 5 YEAR TERM 

Ralph Peroncello 1997 

Mary Grassie 1999 

Stephen F. Wigmore 2000 

John D. Muncey 2001 
Richard J. Silvia (appointed by Governor) term to expire July 28, 1997 



PLANNING BOARD — 5 YEAR TERM 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 1997 

Robert H. Sturdy 1998 

William J. Good 1999 

John F. O'Toole 2000 

Terry J. Atherton 2001 

RECREATION COMMISSION — 5 YEAR TERM 

James E. Carroll 1997 

Peter G. Laugelle 1997 

Mary K. Muncey 1997 

Richard Barrow 1998 

Shelanne S. Durkin 1999 

Stephen Endris 2000 

Thomas Wigmore 2001 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS — 3 YEAR TERM 

R. Gary Vanderweil, Jr. 1997 

Henry A. Rattenbury 1998 

Edward M. Guild 1999 

WATER COMMISSIONERS — 3 YEAR TERM 

Frederick R. Koed 1997 

Robert E. Kasameyer 1998 

Richard D. Muncey 1999 



TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY SELECTMEN 

ADA COORDINATOR TERM EXPIRES 

Robert M. Egan 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

Gregory J. Doyon (to 11/13/96) 1996 

TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

J. Michael Buckley, Jr. 1998 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR 

Gregory J. Doyon (appointed 1 1/14/95) 1996 

CHIEF OF POLICE 

Brian W. Noonan 1996 

SERGEANTS OF POLICE UNDER CIVIL SERVICE 

Robert W. Jackson 

David J. Pomarico 

John C. Conte 

David C. Cogill (appointed 11/13/95) 

PATROLMEN UNDER CIVIL SERVICE 

Richard G. Abbadessa, Jr. 
Lawrence D. Ainslie 
Carmelo Conte 
Thomas O. DaSilva 
Frederick H. Grassie 
Clifton B. Jones 
Paul J. Laugelle 
Gregory J. Lennon 
Lisa M. Matos 
Shellee L. Peters 
John H. Small 
Jeffrey R. Treanor 
Richard Yocum 

LOCKUP KEEPERS 

Brian W. Noonan 
Robert W. Jackson 

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER 

William P. Quigley (term expired) 1996 

Kathleen M. McGuire (appointed 9/1/96) 1997 

D.P.W. SUPERINTENDENT 

Harold W. Litchfield (appointed 4/1/96) 1999 



DIRECTOR OF CIVIL DEFENSE AND 
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 

Arthur H. Lehr, Jr. 

FIRE CHIEF 

Roger W. Lincoln 19% 

HAZARDOUS WASTE COORDINATOR 

Roger W. Lincoln 

FIRE DEPARTMENT UNDER CIVIL SERVICE 

James Lee Gurry Captain 

James P. Runey Captain 

Robert D. Silvia Captain 

Mark H. Trask Captain 

Paul T. Bilodeau Firefighter 

John T. Boswell III Firefighter EMT 

James F. Curley Firefighter 

Edward M. Corbo Firefighter 

John J. Dockray Firefighter EMT 

Thomas P. Finegan Firefighter 

James E. Fiori Firefighter 

Thomas G. Heman (resigned 1996) Firefighter EMT 

William T. Litchfield Firefighter 

Francis X. Mahoney, Jr. Firefighter 

Matthew B. Marr Firefighter 

Paul F. McGaffigan (retired 1996) Firefighter 

Robert R Protulis Firefighter EMT 

Wilham J. ProtuUs Firefighter 

Randall W. Rosano Firefighter 

Edward J. Struzik Firefighter 

Eric Wenzlow Firefighter EMT 

James R Curley Firefighter 

John J. Dockray Firefighter EMT 

FOREST WARDEN 

Roger W. Lincoln 

BUILDING INSPECTOR/ZONING OFFICER 

Robert M. Egan 1999 

PLUMBING AND GAS INSPECTOR (appointed by Building Inspector) 

William Higgins (appointed 1 1/30/95) 1996 

SUPERINTENDENT OF WIRES 

Stephen F Wigmore 1997 

TOWN COUNSEL 

Richard A. Henderson (resigned 3/15/%) 19% 

Paul R. DeRensis (appointed 3/4/96) 1997 



WATER RESTRICTION ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 

William D. McAuliffe 1996 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Paul L. Migliaccio 1997 

KEEPER OF TOWN CLOCK 

Noel A. Ripley 1997 

MEASURER OF WOOD AND BARK 

Lot E. Bates, Jr. 1997 

Paul L. Migliaccio 1997 

DIRECTOR OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND BURIAL AGENT 

Noel A. Ripley 1997 

CONSTABLE 

Maria A. Plante 1997 

INSPECTOR OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

Robert M. Egan 1999 

Roger W. Lincoln 

FENCE VIEWERS 

Grace A. Donohue 1997 

KearinA. Dunn 1997 

HARBOR MASTER 

John H. Winters III 

ASSISTANT HARBOR MASTERS 

Clifford J. Dickson 1998 

David R. Marks, Jr. 1998 

Thomas W. Wigmore 1998 

Robert D. Baggs (Temp.) 1997 

Christy J. Tarantino, Jr. (Temp.) 1997 

SHELLFISH CONSTABLE 

Clifford J. Dickson 1999 

Rocco F. Laugelle, Deputy 1999 

John H. Winters III, Deputy 
Robert D. Baggs, Temp. Asst. Harbor Master, Deputy 

TOWN ARCHIVIST 

David H. Wadsworth 1997 

CUSTODL^N OF TOWN HALL 

Pauline J. Litchfield (retired 9/16/96) 



BOARD OF TREE, PARK AND CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 

Members of the Board of Selectmen 

TREE, PARK AND CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT 

Peter G. Laugelle 1998 

CARETAKER 

Herbert L. Marsh - Woodside, Beechwood, Perkins, and Cedar Street Cemeteries 



BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES 

AND REPRESENTATIVES 

APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

ADVISORY BOARD ON COUNTY EXPENDITURES 

Merle S.Brown 1997 

ARTS LOTTERY COUNCIL 

Allison S. Moskow, Co-Chairman 1997 

Nancy D. Connolly, Co-Chairman 1998 

Susan DeMichele 1997 

E. Sine Pounder 1997 

Paula M. Kozol 1997 

Harold E. Coughlin 1997 

Jane L. O'Brien 1998 

Delia DiBenedetto (term expired) 1996 

CABLE TV COUNCIL 

Robert D. Hillman 1999 

Thomas W. Wigmore (Recreation) 1997 

Macjorie A. Murphy (School) 1998 

Elizabeth J. Maree (Citizen) 1997 

Patience G. Towle (Library) 1997 

CALL FIREFIGHTERS COMMITTEE 

Bruce W. Pratt 
Robert D. Silvia 

CEMETERY STUDY COMMITTEE 

Joseph L. Jerz, Chairman 
James H. Oilman 
Julianna D. Hassan 
Joseph M. Curley 
Glenn A. Pratt 



CIVILIAN DISPATCH COMMITTEE 

Brian W. Noonan — Police Chief 
Roger W. Lincoln — Fire Chief 
Gregory J. Doyon — Town Administrator 

CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE OFFICER 

Gregory J. Doyon 

COHASSET COMMON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 

James M. Sandell, Chairman (AIA architect) 1995 

Donald J. Evans (District resident). Chairman 1996 

Marian C. Atkinson (District resident) 1998 

David Buick (District resident) 1997 

James M. Sandell (AIA architect) 1995 

Gail Parks (Alternate-District resident) 1997 

Mary Jane Larson (District resident) 1997 

Mary C. Hartshome (Historical Society) 1998 

Jacqueline B. Clark (licensed realtor) 1997 

Richard E. Horn (Alternate) 1997 

COMPUTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Gary R. Garber 1998 

Mary E. McElroy 1998 

Richard W. Swanborg, Jr. 1998 
Guido J. Risi ( ex-officio ) 
J. Michael Buckley, Jr. ( ex-ofFicio ) 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

Veneta P. Roebuck, Chairman 1998 

Jeffrey C. Waal, Vice Chairman 1997 

Thomas J. Callahan 1999 

Roseanne Marmo McMorris (resigned 4/8/96) 1997 

John Kent Bryant 1999 

Edward S. Graham, Jr. 1998 

Susan G. Cope 1997 

James G. Dedes (Associate) 1997 

Michael H. Dick (Associate) 1997 

DISABILITIES, COMMISSION ON 

(formerly Handicapped Commission) 

Michele A. Buckley, Chairman 1999 

Helen C. Nothnagle 1997 

Christopher Laugelle 1998 

Linda M. Ingram 1997 

Helen Greenblatt 1997 

Frances F Andrews 1997 

Austin L. Aheam, Jr. (Council on Elder Affairs rep.) 1999 



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DRUG AND ALCOHOL COMMITTEE 

H. William Adams III, Co-Chairman 1999 

Craig D. Muir, Co-Chairman 1997 

Eleanor M. Waal 1997 

Keith F. Knowles (resigned) 1996 

Linda J. McCarthy 1996 

Mary P. Mack 1997 

Clark Chatterton (School Committee representative) 1997 

David C. Cogill (Police Dept. representative) 1996 

Diane Erlandson-Perkinson (resigned) 1996 

William D. McAuliffe 1996 

Alexandra Creighton 1996 

Elisabeth Kidder 1996 

Margo E. Aikens 1999 

Ronald R Hammer, Jr. 1999 

Susanne J. Thompson 1999 

ELDER AFFAIRS, COUNCIL ON 

(formerly Aging, Council on) 

Joseph D. Buckley, Chairman 1999 

Anna A. Abbruzzese, Vice Chairman 1998 

Austin E O'Toole, Treasurer 1997 

T Gerard Keating 1997 

Linda J. McCarthy 1998 

Austin L. Aheam, Jr. 1999 

John T. Wilson, Jr. 1997 

John R Conroy 1998 

Mary H. Aheam (Representative) 

Ann K. Hublitz (Representative) 

Jane H. Hamilton (Associate) 

Dorothea C. Bjorkgren (Associate) 

Margaret M. Bates (resigned 4/10/96) 1996 

Patricia F. Sargent 1999 

FAIR HOUSING COMMITTEE 

(under reorganization as of April 2, 1990) 

FUEL TANK COMMITTEE 

Brian W. Noonan 

Roger W. Lincoln 

Michael H. Sullivan 

Peter G. Laugelle, Tree and Park Supt. ( ex-officio) 

Harold W. Litchfield, Highway Surveyor ( ex-officio) 

GOVERNMENT ISLAND STUDY COMMITTEE 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 1998 

Richard P. Barrow 1998 

Robert M. Davenport 1999 



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GOVERNMENT ISLAND STUDY COMMITTEE (continued) 

Noel A. Ripley 1997 

James R. Bonetti 1997 

Constance M. Afshar 1997 

John H. Winters III, Harbor Master ( ex-officio ) 

HAGERTY PROPERTY ACQUISITION COMMITTEE 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr., Chairman 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 

Veneta R Roebuck 

Richard R Barrow 

John Pfaffmann 

James Russell Bonetti 

Paul M. Sheerin, Jr. 

Paul L. Pattison 

John F. O'Brien 

Herbert L. Jason 

Robert V. Davenport 

Joseph F. Migliaccio 

David H. Wadsworth (resigned 4/24/96) 

Maxwell R. Pounder 

HARBOR COMMITTEE 

John F. Bertolami, Chairman (Independent) 1997 

Domenic M. Baccari (Sailing Club) 1999 

Lorren S. Gibbons (Commercial Fisherman) 1997 

Shelanne S. Durkin (Recreation Commission) 1999 

Scott A. T. Herzog (Commercial Fisherman) 1999 

Peter J. Wood (Citizen-at-Large) 1997 

Gail Parks (Citizen-at-Large) 1997 

John W Brister (Yacht Club) 1998 
John H. Winters III (Harbor Master - ex-officio) 

HEALTH INSURANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Linda A. Shultz 

Randall W. Rosano 

Boyd J. Livingston 

Sally A. Lincoln 

Richard B. Abbadessa, Jr. 

Raymond Levine 

Ernest J. Sullivan (non- voting, retired) 

HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

Noel A. Ripley, Chairman 1998 

David H. Wadsworth 1997 

Barbara L. Dillon 1999 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 1998 

Wigmore A. Pierson 1996 

Rebecca Bates-McArthur 1999 

Ellen M.Freda 1997 



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HOUSING PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE 

Chartis B. Langmaid, Chairman 

Rev. Gary A. Ritts 

Lois H. Weltman 

Edward T. Mulvey 

Robert K. Dennis 

Dorothea C. Bjorkgren 

Peter J. Logan 

C. Christopher Ford 

INSURANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Samuel W. Wakeman, Chairman 
Robert C. Ernst, Jr. 
Robert J. Murphy 

INVESTMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Diarmuid O'Connell 
Robert M. Davenport 
Brian J. McKenney 

MASS. TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO REPRESENT 
THE TOWN OF COHASSET IN THE GREATER BOSTON REGION 

Louis R Eaton, Jr. 

MEMORIAL OVERSEERS COMMITTEE 

Merle S. Brown (Selectman) 

Noel A. Ripley (Veterans' Agent) 

Domenic M. Baccari (VFW) 

Robert D. Silvia (Cohasset Military Memorial, Inc.) 

H. Edward Brennock, Jr. (American Legion) 

METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING 
COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE 

Martha K. Gjesteby Jan. 1997 

MILLIKEN FIELD CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE 

Lawrence J. Mitchell 
Wayne Sawchuk 
Stephen C. Endris 
Laurence M. Mitchell 
Henry A. Rattenbury 
R. Gary Vanderweil 
Joel Antellini ( ex-officio ) 
R. Lawrence Shultz 
Ralph D. Kidder 

MOSQUITO CONTROL COMMITTEE 

Charles Gainor 

AUx P. White 

Vincent R Dunn (resigned 2/29/96) 



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MOSQUITO CONTROL COMMITTEE (continued) 

Donna P. French 

Elsa Miller (resigned 1/28/96) 

Edwin H. Tebbetts 

Diane S. Hill 

CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER 

Gregory J. Doyon 

PRIVATE WAYS COMMITTEE 

David H. Wadsworth (Citizen) 
Benjamin R Curley, Jr. (Citizen) 
Robert H. Sturdy (Planning Board) 
Henry A. Rattenbury (Sewer Commission) 
Ross W. Rosano (Board of Assessors) 
Harold W. Litchfield, D.RW. Supt. 
Gregory J. Doyon, Town Admr. 

PUBLIC WORKS GARAGE BUILDING COMMITTEE 

Terry J. Atherton 
John J. Riley 
Bruce A. Edmonds 
Benjamin S. Blake 
Harold W. Litchfield 
Peter G. Laugelle 
Carl A. Sestito 
Garry W. Gardner 

RECYCLING COMMITTEE 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Chairman 

Merle S. Brown 

John F. Hubbard 

Alix R White 

David Bigley 

Luther S. Leighton 

Eunice L. Brownell 

Glen A. Tracy 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 

Melvin Waldfogel 

REGISTRARS OF VOTERS 

Judith R Volungis 1997 

Margaret R. Charles 1998 

Dorothea Parmenter 1999 

Marion L. Douglas, Town Clerk 

SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 
REPRESENTATIVE 

Laurence J. Mitchell (term expired) 1996 

David M. Kneeland 1999 



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STRAITS POND COMMITTEE 

Harvey Kertzman 
Merle R. Graham 
J. Anson Whealler 

TOWN HISTORY COMMITTEE 

(established under Art. 25, Special Town Meeting, Oct. 28, 1996) 

Wigmore A. Pierson, Chairman 

Lot E. Bates 

Rebecca M. Bates-McArthur 

David H. Wadsworth 

Ellen M. Freda 

Noel A. Ripley 

Mary M. Hochkeppel 

Ernest J. Grassey 

Virginia L. Najmi 

Henry A. Rattenbury 

Lucille McLoughlin 

WATER RESOURCES PROTECTION COMMITTEE 

(established under Article 46, Annual Town Meeting 1994) 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 

Mark B. Bell 

James C. Kinch 

Dean Rizzo 

John R Rafferty 

John K. Bryant, ex-officio (Conservation Commission rep.) 

Thomas C. Cook, ex-officio (Board of Health rep.) 

Frederick R. Koed, ex-officio (Water Commission rep.) 

John D. Chapman, ex-officio (Drainage Advisory Committee rep.) 

WOMPATUCK STATE PARK ADVISORY 
COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES 

Donald B. Kennedy 
Laurence J. Mitchell 
John F. Hubbard, Liaison to GSA 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 

Mark G. DeGiacomo, Chairman 1999 

Myma Putziger, Chairman (term expired) 1996 

S. Woodworth Chittick, Associate 1998 

Barbara M. Power 1998 

J. Anson Whealler, Associate 1999 

Donald L. DeMichele, Associate 1997 

Benjamin H. Lacy, Associate 1999 



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TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY AUTHORITIES 
OTHER THAN BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

ASSISTANT TOWN TREASURER 

Sally A. Lincoln 

ASSISTANT TOWN CLERK 

Jacquelyn R. McGuire 

ASSISTANT TOWN COLLECTOR 

Linda M. Litchfield 

CHIEF LIBRARIAN 

Richard E. Hayes 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Marilyn A. LeBlanc 

HEALTH AGENT 

Joseph R. Godzik, V.M.D. 

RECREATION DIRECTOR (Appointed by Recreation Commission Under Article 54, 
May 1976 Town Meeting) 
John M. Worley 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

Stephen E. Hart 



BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS, 

REPRESENTATIVES APPOINTED BY AUTHORITIES 

OTHER THAN BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Roger S. Whitley, Chairman ^ 1998 

Michael T. Putziger 1996 

Deborah S. Cook 1997 

Kenneth Ingber 1997 

Richard F. Flynn 1996 

Leland H. Jenkins 1999 

Daniel S. Evans 1997 

Carol L. Martin 1998 

Richard J. Avery 1999 



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BY-LAW COMMITTEE 

W. Roger Nast 1998 

Louis F. Eaton, Jr. 1997 

Jacqueline M. Dormitzer 1998 
Marion L. Douglas, Town Clerk ( ex-officio ) 
Paul R. DeRensis, Town Counsel ( ex-officio ) 

CAPITAL BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Mark A. Baker, Chairman 1997 

G. Robert Jackson 1997 

George S. Kovach, Jr. (resigned 2/18/96) 1996 

Samuel C. Pease 1998 

Kenneth R. Warner (resigned 7/22/96) 1999 

David B. Coleman 1996 

DESIGN REVIEW BOARD 

Eileen M. Corbett 1998 

Maxwell R. Pounder 1999 

Kathleen R. Fox 1997 

Robert C. Hunter 1999 

Josiah Stevenson 1999 

Robert A. Stansell 1998 
Robert M. Egan, Building Inspector ( ex-officio) 

DRAINAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Lyle E. Branagan 1996 

Boyd J. Livingston 1996 

John D. Chapman 1996 

COMMITTEE TO SURVEY STRUCTURE AND 
FUNCTIONS OF TOWN GOVERNMENT 

Louis Simeone 1996 

Stacey V. Weaver 1999 

Lillian M. Curiey 1997 

Diana D. Komet 1996 

Anne P. Swanborg 1997 

William Lean, Jr. 1997 

Paul M. Donovan 1997 

Sam Postbrief 1999 

Richard B. Colbum 1998 

Steven Kalus 1999 



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PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 

John M. Seavey (term expired) 1996 

Denise Perez-Botts 1999 

Michael E. Tetreault (resigned 2/12/96) 1997 

James F. Blackington 1998 

Raymond J. Kasperowicz 1999 

Dean Rizzo 1999 

Michael L. Rosen 1999 

RECYCLING COMMITTEE 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Chairman 
Merle S. Brown 
John F. Hubbard 

REGIONAL REFUSE DISPOSAL PLANNING COMMITTEE 

(established under Article 63, Annual Town Meeting 1991) 

Alix P. White 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 

SCHOOL FACILITIES COMMITTEE 

(Established under Article 42, Annual Town Meeting 1960. Appointed by the Moderator 
and Article 33 of Annual Town Meeting 1975.) 

APPOINTED BY MODERATOR 

John A. Calabro (resigned 3/29/96) 1995 

Robert G. Beggan, Chairman 1997 

Russell D. Whitney 1996 

James M. Sandell 1999 

Adrienne MacCarthy 1999 

APPOINTED BY SELECTMEN 

Richard J. Silvia (resigned 6/30/96) 1997 

David J. Chase 1999 

Patricia C. Chase 1997 

Mary M. Goodwin 1999 

APPOINTED BY SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Elizabeth M. Bates 1996 

Allen R DeVito 1996 

Robert Spofford 1997 

Robert DriscoU 

SIDEWALK STUDY COMMITTEE 

APPOINTED BY SELECTMEN 

Peter H. Pearce, Chairman 

APPOINTED BY HIGHWAY SURVEYOR 

Peter G. Laugelle 
Mary L. Snow 

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APPOINTED BY MODERATOR 

Edward E. Fegreus, Jr. 

TITLE FIVE TRANSITION STUDY COMMITTEE 

(formerly Cesspool Study Committee) 

APPOINTED BY BOARD OF HEALTH 

Mark B. Bell, Chairman 
Chartis B. Langmaid 
David M. Kneeland 
Thomas C. McMahon 
Manuel E. Salvador 
Edward J. Connolly 
J. Anson Whealler 



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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



TOWN ARCHIVIST 

The Town's Public Records Archive vault at Town Hall continued to grow during 
1996 with more offices and committees placing their permanent Public Records in the 
central vault repository. Modem computer-generated records tend to require more shelf 
space than older types of records, and diminishing available vault space must be a future 
concern in the storage of Cohasset's state-mandated Public Records. Preliminary work is 
underway to transfer the Archivist's inventory list of vault books and papers into a com- 
puter database with the goal of integrating the archival inventory of modem and historical 
Public Records into the Town's mainframe computer in the near future. 

Respectfully submitted. 



David H. Wadsworth 
Town Archivist 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
JANUARY 22. 1996 

At the Special Town Meeting held on Monday, January 22, 1996 at the Cohasset 
High School Sullivan Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. the following articles were contained in 
the warrant and acted upon as recorded. 

Checkers appointed and sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas, at 
7:00 p.m. were Jacquelyn McGuire, Janice Rosano and Deborah Protulis. 

Tellers appointed by the Moderator, George Marlette, III were Constance Jones, 
Grace Tuckerman, Arthur Lehr and Raymond Buckley. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 8:15 p.m. and a quorum of 100 was 
present at that time. He had examined the call of the meeting and found it to be in order. 
The number of registered voters checked in on the voting lists totaled 579. The Moderator 
called the pledge of allegiance. 

Seven voters appealed the Moderator's decision of ordering a secret ballot for 
Article 2. A hand count was taken. In favor of the appeal: Yes 148; No 370. Vote will be 
by secret ballot. 

At this time the Moderator recognized Mary Jeanette Murray, State Representative 
and Robert Hedlund, State Senator. 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to approve an increase in the sewer use 
charges to be effective February 1, 1996 as set forth in the following table. 

Item Present Fee Proposed Fee 

First 1,095 cubic feet per $28.91 — 

quarter (minimum charge) 

Connection fee per quarter — $35.00 

Charge per 100 cubic feet of flow $ 2.91 $ 3.70 

MOVED: That there be an increase in the sewer use charges to be effective 
February 1, 1996, as set forth in the following table: 

Item Present Fee Proposed Fee 

First 1,095 cubic feet per $28.91 — 

quarter (minimum charge) 
Connection fee per quarter — $35 00 

Charge per 100 cubic feet $ 2.91 $ 3.70 

Amendment offered by Roy Fitzsimmons: 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 1 be amended as follows: By striking 
the proposed connection fee of $35 and substituting the figure $70 and by deleting the pro- 
posed charge of $3.70 charge per cubic feet of flow and substituting the figure of $7.40. 

Vote on amendment. Motion is defeated. 

Vote on main motion. Main motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of thirteen million nine hundred eighty-five thousand and no/ 100 



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($13,985,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of planning, designing and constructing an ele- 
mentary school on land owned by the Town of Cohasset off Sohier Street known as "Deer 
Hill"; an on-site sewage treatment plant to serve both the school to be constructed and the 
existing Deer Hill School, and additions and renovations to the existing Deer Hill School. 
MOVED: That Thirteen Million, Nine Hundred Eighty-five Thousand and no/100 
($13,985,000.00) Dollars is appropriated for planning, designing and constructing an ele- 
mentary school on land owned by the Town of Cohasset off Sohier Street known as "Deer 
Hill", an on-site sewage treatment plant to serve both the school to be constructed and the 
existing Deer Hill School, and additions and renovations to the existing Deer Hill School, 
to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen is authorized 
to borrow Thirteen Million, Nine Hundred Eighty-five Thousand and no/ 100 
($13,985,000.00) Dollars under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or Chapter 645 of the 
Acts of 1948 as amended, and that the School Facilities Committee acting as the School 
Building Committee and/or the School Committee be and they hereby are authorized to 
take any other action necessary to carry out this project, provided, however, that this vote 
shall not take effect until the Town votes to exempt from the limitation on total taxes 
imposed by G.L. c. 59, S 21C (Proposition 2-1/2) amounts required to pay the principal 

of and interest on the borrowing authorized by this vote. 

A secret ballot was taken. A 2/3 vote is required. Yes 427; No 105. Motion is 

adopted. 

MOVED by Richard Henderson, Town Counsel, that this meeting be dissolved. 
Motion voted unanimously at 11:30 p.m. 

A True Record, Attest: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION 
FEBRUARY 10. 1996 



Polls opened at 8 a.m. 


Closed at 6 p.m. 


Total Voters — 2,336 


Percent — 46.2% 


Total Absentee Voters - 


-230 


Pet. 1 — 130 Pet. 


2—100 


Election officers 


were sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas, at 7:45 a.m. 


They were as follows: 




Domenic Baccari 


Kathleen Rhodes 


Jean Thompson 


Jacquelyn R. McGuire 


Grace Tuckerman 


Anthony Finegan 


Katherine Lincoln 


Alba Crossen 


Janice Rosano 


Deborah Protulis 


Fred Koed 


Avis Sweeney 


Ruth Pratt 


Elizabeth H. Logan 



22 



Proposition 2-1/2 question 

Debt Exclusion 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposi- 
tion two and one-half, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds to be issued in 
order to finance planning, designing and constructing an elementary school on land owned 
by the Town of Cohasset off Sohier Street known as "Deer Hill," an on-site sewage treat- 
ment plant to serve both the school to be constructed and the existing Deer Hill School, 
and additions and renovations to the existing Deer Hill School? 





Pctl 


Pet. 2 


Total 


Yes (4) 


606 


528 


1134 


No (5) 


537 


625 


1162 


Blanks/Overvotes 


13 


27 


40 




1156 


1180 


2336 



The polls closed at 6 p.m. The results were declared at 8 p.m. 

A True Record Attest: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 
MARCH 5. 1996 

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m. 
Total voters — 1063; Percent — 21% 
Total absentee voters — 39; Percent — 1% 
Breakdown of absentees (Pre. 1; 18 - R; 22 - D) 

(Pre. 2; 14 - R; 17 - D) 

Election officers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas, at 6:45 a.m. 
were as follows: 



Domenic Baccari 


Eileen Corbett 






Elizabeth Logan 


Avis Sweeney 






Jean Thompson 


Grace Tuckerman 






Gertrude Waldfogel 


Alba Crossen 






Katherine Lincoln 


Anthony Finegan 






Deborah Protulis 


Carla Getto 






locratic Party - (228) 








lidential Preference 


Pre. 1 


Pre. 2 


Total 


Bill Clinton (5) 


61 


107 


168 


Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. (6) 


4 


5 


9 


No Preference (7) 


2 


4 


6 


Blanks 


25 


20 


45 


Total 


92 


136 


228 



23 



state Committee Man 


Pre.l 


Pre. 2 


Total 


Frederick R.Koed (11) 


63 


115 


178 


Blanks 


29 


21 


50 


Total 


92 


136 


228 


State Committee Woman 








Karen F.Detellis( 15) 


23 


44 


67 


Ann M. Federico (16) 


45 


62 


107 


Blanks 


24 


30 


54 


Total 


92 


136 


228 


Town Committee 








Group (for whole group) (22) 


32 


60 


92 


Roseann Marmo McMorris (23) 


55 


87 


142 


Randall E. Nash (24) 


39 


76 


115 


Margaret R. Charles (25) 


50 


92 


142 


Chartis B. Langmaid (26) 


50 


82 


132 


Carol A. Barrett (27) 


42 


67 


109 


Dorothea C. Bjorkgren (28) 


37 


70 


107 


Donna R French (29) 


40 


75 


115 


James F. French (30) 


37 


74 


111 


Mary Murphy Goodwin (31) 


45 


77 


122 


Ronald Goodwin (32) 


50 


89 


139 


Daniel J. Kearney (33) 


39 


80 


119 


Susan Kent (34) 


33 


68 


101 


Dorothy A. Keville (35) 


39 


70 


109 


Frederick R. Koed (36) 


50 


92 


142 


Patricia A. Laugelle (37) 


50 


83 


133 


Agnes McCann (38) 


36 


71 


107 


Donna J. McGee (39) 


50 


89 


139 


David J. McMorris (40) 


43 


75 


118 


John K. McNabb, Jr. (41) 


49 


78 


127 


Julie D. McNabb (42) 


46 


73 


119 


Ellynn Packard (43) 


40 


75 


115 


John Packard (44) 


51 


70 


121 


Maria A. Plante (45) 


48 


78 


126 


Mary D. Richard (46) 


40 


69 


109 


Gerry E. Studds (47) 


59 


94 


153 


Edwin H. Tebbetts (48) 


50 


80 


130 


Barbara Valovic (49) 


35 


63 


98 


Patricia Anne Walsh (50) 


52 


84 


136 


Diane S.Hill (51) 


36 


69 


105 


Robert W.Hill (52) 


38 


68 


106 


Jean M. Salvador (53) 


40 


74 


114 


Mary 0. Kelly (54) 


38 


80 


118 


Ann K. Whelan (55) 


44 


80 


124 



24 



Republican Party - (835) 
Presidential Preference 

Richard G. Lugar (5) 
Morry Taylor (6) 
Phil Gramm (7) 
Patrick Buchanan (8) 
Bob Dole (9) 
Steve Forbes (10) 
Lamar Alexander (11) 
Alan Keyes (12) 
Robert K. Doman (13) 
No Preference (14) 
Overvote 
Blanks 
Total 

State Committee Woman 

Paula E. Logan (29) 

Blanks 

Total 

State Committee Man 

Thomas J. Barry (22) 
William J. McClory (23) 
Blanks/Overvote 
Total 

Town Committee 

Group (for whole group) (41) 
Mark A. Baker (42) 
Patricia C. Buckley (43) 
R. Murray Campbell (44) 
Lillian M. Curiey (45) 
F. Roy Fitzsimmons (46) 
John R. Ranagan (47) 
Janet R. Fogarty (48) 
Beth E. Marsden Gilman (49) 
Martha K. Gjesteby (50) 
William R. Grimm (51) 
Juliette D. Guild (52) 
Peter S. Guild (53) 
Lenora C. Jenkins (54) 
Paula E. Logan (55) 
Peter H. Pearce (56) 
George L. Marlette, HI (57) 
Barbara A. Meehan (58) 
Christy P Mihos (59) 
Jean M. Muir (60) 
Mary Jeanette Murray (61) 
Kevin F. O'Donnell (62) 
Nancy H. O'Toole (63) 



Pre.l 


Pre. 2 


Total 


11 


8 


19 











1 


1 


2 


58 


63 


121 


222 


201 


423 


58 


38 


96 


21 


31 


52 


10 


10 


20 





1 


1 


6 


6 


12 


2 


2 


4 


69 


16 


85 


458 


377 


835 


353 


283 


636 


105 


94 


199 


458 


377 


835 


238 


177 


415 


94 


79 


173 


126 


121 


247 


458 


377 


835 


151 


123 


^ 274 


190 


139 


329 


236 


186 


422 


208 


167 


375 


199 


161 


360 


205 


180 


385 


196 


158 


354 


169 


130 


299 


189 


143 


332 


236 


192 


428 


184 


151 


335 


236 


170 


406 


226 


166 


392 


183 


146 


329 


278 


199 


477 


218 


155 


373 


203 


153 


356 


206 


168 


374 


249 


178 


427 


210 


170 


380 


306 


233 


539 


207 


175 


382 


202 


178 


380 



25 



212 


148 


360 


192 


155 


347 


197 


149 


346 


199 


166 


365 


202 


164 


366 


210 


159 


369 


189 


137 


326 


244 


163 


407 


181 


148 


329 


202 


146 


348 


178 


136 


314 


172 


135 


307 


173 


150 


323 



Town Committee (continued) Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 

Samuel R. Pease (64) 
Douglas R. Peck (65) 
Dennis L. Roth (66) 
Matthew R. Steele (67) 
Grace R. Tuckerman (68) 
Judith P Volungis (69) 
George B. Watts, Jr. (70) 
Edward R Woods (71) 
Robert B. Spofford (72) 
Avis M. Sweeney (73) 
Michael A. Gangemi (74) 
Carolyn S. Boudreau (75) 
Janice Francis Young (76) 

Libertarian Party 
Presidential Preference 

Harry Browne (5) 

Rick Tompkins (6) 

IrwinSchiff(7) 

No Preference (8) 

Blanks 

Total 

State Conunittee Man 

State Committee Woman 

Town Conmiittee 

The polls closed at 8 p.m. and the results were declared at 9 p.m. 

A True Record, Attest: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 





















































































26 



MARCH 30, 1996 

INDEX FOR ANNUAL & SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

ARTICLE NO. DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLE 

1. Act on reports. Adopted. 

2. Hear report of Committees. Adopted. 

3. Fix salaries & compensation. Adopted. 

4. Amend Personnel Classification Bylaw. Adopted. 

5. Set salaries of Town Officials. Adopted. 

SPECLVL TOWN MEETING 

1. Fund unpaid bills. Adopted. 

2. Supplement FY96 appropriations. Adopted. 

3. Fund Administration of State Wetlands Protection Act. Adopted. 

4. Approve Intermunicipal Agreement with Hull to Sewer Straits Pond/ 
Hull Street. Adopted. 

5. Approve Intermunicipal Agreement with Hingham to Sewer Straits 
Pond/Hull Street area. Approved. 

6. Fund evaluation and treatment of Town's wastewater. Adopted. 

7. Fund repairs to wastewater system. Adopted. 

8. Authorize application for loan for funding repairs to wastewater 
system. Adopted. 

9. Authorize assessment of betterments & sewer user fees. Adopted. 

10. Authorize acquisition of easements for Straits Pond Wastewater 
Collection System. Adopted. 

11. Petition the legislature to authorize maintenance of pipelines through 
portions of Hull and/or Hingham. Adopted. 

12. Fund overtime for Fire Dept. Adopted. 

13. Fund purchase of 4- wheel drive multipurpose machine for the DPW. 
Adopted. 

14. Fund the planning & designing of a new elementary school. Adopted. 

15. Fund the planning, designing & constructing of a new elementary 
school. Adopted. 

16. Fund Open Space and Recreation Plan. Adopted. 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

6. Assume liability for work of Dept. Environmental Management. 
Adopted. 

7. Borrow money in anticipation of revenue. Adopted. 

8. Acquire Turkey Hill land. Adopted. 

9. Fund replacement account for capital expenditure for Water Dept. 
Adopted, 

10. Fund expenses for town's share of SS Regional Refuse Disposal Bd. 
Adopted. 

1 1 . Adopt MGL Ch. 1 48, s 26H — sprinklers in lodging/boarding houses. 
Adopted. 

12. Fund repairing fences. Adopted. 

13. Consider "Pay per Bag" system. Indefinitely postponed. 



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14. Install air conditioning at Library. Adopted. 

15. File legislation to permit office of Treasurer/Collector to be 
appointed. Adopted. 

16. Amend bylaw to limit terms of committee members. Defeated. 

17. Rezone new highway business district. Indefinitely postponed. 

18. Amend Zoning bylaw to allow flag poles in excess of 35 feet. 
Defeated. 

19. Authorize sale of Hagerty Property. Defeated. 

20. Rezone portion of Hagerty property as Residential A. Indefinitely 
postponed. 

21. Form committee to invesfigate putting Osgood School back on tax 
rolls. Adopted. 

22. Fund purchase of school buses. Indefinitely postponed. 

23. Fund remodeling of auditorium & gym at CHS. Indefinitely 
postponed. 

24. Accept easement for existing storm drain at 365 No. Main St. 
Adopted. 



28 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
MARCH 30. 1996 

At the Annual Town Meeting and the Special Town Meeting held on March 30, 
1996 at the Cohasset High School Sullivan Gymnasium the following articles were con- 
tained in the warrant and acted upon as follows. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen and sworn in by the 
Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas, at 9:30 a.m. were Jacquelyn McGuire, Deborah Protulis, 
Janice Rosano, Kathleen Rhodes, Margaret Heman, Carla Getto, and Jean Thompson. 
Tellers appointed by the Moderator, George L. Marlette, III, were Constance Jones, 
Louise Flint, Arthur Lehr, Raymond Buckley, Arthur Morgenstem and Douglas Peck. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 10:25 a.m. and a quorum of 100 was 
present at that time. He had examined the call of the meeting and found it to be in order. 
The registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled 843. The Rev. Gains from the 
First Parish Church gave the invocation. 

Members of Boy Scout Troop 28 called the pledge of allegiance. 

ARTICLE 1. To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the 
Annual Town Report for 1995. 

MOVED: That the reports of the various officers, as printed in the Annual Town 
Report for 1995, be accepted. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2. To hear the reports of any Committee heretofore chosen and act 
thereon. 

MOVED: That the reports of any committee heretofore chosen be heard and 
accepted and that the committee continue in office. 

A report of the Capital Budget Committee was given by Mark Baker. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to fix salaries and compensation of 
Elected Officers, and to see what sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from 
available funds or otherwise, for the payment of the salaries and compensation, expenses, 
equipment and outlays, capital and otherwise, of the several Town Departments, for the 
ensuing fiscal year. 



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APPENDIX A 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS, ARTICLE 3 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING. MARCH 30.1996 



Dept Appropriation 


Approp. 


Expended 


Approp. 


Requested 


Recomm. 


No. Account 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1996 


Fiscal 1997 


Fiscal 1997 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT 










114 Moderator: 












Personal Services 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


122 Selectmen: 












Personal Services 


55,836 


55,834 


5,500 


5,500 


5,500 


General Expenses 


7,875 


7,775 


7,875 


7,925 


7,925 


Equipment Rental 


7,700 


7,700 


8,400 


10,250 


10,250 


Collective Bargaining 


11,540 


7,028 


10,000 


5,000 


5,000 


Midge Control 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 


5,000 


5,000 


129 Executive Secretary: 












Personal Services 


56,755 


56,462 


56,482 


56,482 


56,482 


Town Hall Clerical 








276,815 


267,074 


267,074 


General Expenses 


1,635 


1,314 


1,635 


1,635 


1,635 


131 Advisory Committee: 












General Expenses 


335 


195 


335 


345 


345 


133 Reserve Fund: 












Reserve Fund 


80,000 


80,000 


100,000 


100,000 


100,000 


135 Town Accountant: 












Personal Services 


77,028 


77,019 


42,426 


45,233 


45,233 


General Expenses 


2,000 


1,479 


2,000 


2,480 


2,480 


Capital Outlay 


700 


695 











Central Computer 


9,665 


6,378 


12,550 


10,425 


10,425 


141 Assessors: 












Personal Services 


73,209 


73,209 


43,931 


46,137 


46,137 


General Expenses 


13,156 


12,877 


18,556 


18,430 


18,130 


Capital Outlay 











2,000 


2,000 


Revaluation 


5,000 


5,000 


15,000 








145 Treasurer-Collector: 












Personal Services 


97,578 


96,924 


40,627 


40,627 


40,627 


General Expenses 


20,100 


20,099 


19,745 


21,325 


21,325 


Capital Outlay 


2,100 


2,084 


500 


2,780 


2,780 


Tax Liens/Foreclosures 


6,000 


6,000 


6,000 


9,000 


9,000 


Contract Services 


12,480 


10,405 


10,650 


8,120 


2,000 


151 Legal: 












General Expenses 


1,733 


1,656 


1,733 


1,733 


1,733 


Town Counsel 


56,667 


38,230 


40,000 


50,000 


50,000 


Special Counsel 


125,000 


125,000 


125,000 


85,000 


85,000 


152 Personnel Committee: 












General Expenses 


250 


175 


250 


250 


250 


161 Town Clerk: 












Personal Services 


58,850 


58,849 


37,659 


39,673 


39,673 


General Expenses 


1,950 


1,878 


1,550 


2,480 


2,480 



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Dept Appropriation 
No. Account 



Approp. 
Fiscal 1995 



Expended Approp. Requested Recomm. 

Fiscal 1995 Fiscal 1996 Fiscal 1997 Fiscal 1997 



162 Elections & 

Town Meeting: 



Personal Services 


17,129 


16,273 


6,403 


7,876 


7,876 


General Expenses 


9,845 


9,580 


8,015 


10,010 


10,010 


171 Conservation Commission: 










Personal Services 


20,746 


20,746 


3,850 








General Expenses 


2,253 


2,253 


2,253 


2,253 


2,253 


Contracted Services 


24,200 


24,200 


19,376 


17,500 


17,500 


175 Planning Board: 












Personal Services 


11,422 


11,422 











General Expenses 


1,700 


1,700 


1,830 


6,830 


1,830 


Engineering Services 


4,000 


1,200 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 


Capital Outlay 


850 


850 











176 Zoning Board of Appeals: 










Personal Services 

















General Expenses 


3,310 


3,008 


3,310 


3,310 


3,310 


Capital Outlay 


850 


839 











192 Town Hall: 












Personal Services 


25,016 


24,407 


23,772 


23,883 


23,883 


General Expenses 


26,300 


24,559 


26,300 


24,500 


24,500 


Telephone Expense 


8,300 


7,881 


8,400 


8,900 


8,900 


Capital Outlay 


10,000 


9,857 


5,200 


4,000 


4,000 


194 Town Buildings: 












General Expenses 


600 


43 


600 


600 


600 


195 Town Reports: 












General Expenses 


7,500 


6,919 


7,500 


7,750 


7,750 


197 Parking Clerk: 












General Expenses 


1,800 


1,521 


1,800 


2,000 


2,000 


199 Unclassified: 












General Expenses 


1,950 


940 


1,350 


1,350 


1,350 


Audit of Accounts 


8,100 


8,100 


8,100 


9,800 


9,800 


So. Shore Coalition 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 


TOTAL GENERAL 












GOVERNMENT 


975,013 


934,583 


1,018,278 


978,466 


967,046 


PUBLIC SAFE'IY 












210 Police: 












Personal Services 


827,893 


809,984 


836,502 


872,048 


872,048 


General Expenses 


59,925 


54,789 


62,975 


63,400 


63,400 


Capital Outlay 


33,986 


33,637 


57,285 


51,600 


51,600 


212 Central Dispatch: 












Personal Services 


24,950 


19,793 


100,900 


107,588 


107,588 


General Expenses 


2,550 


1,362 


8,000 


9,500 


9,500 


Capital Outlay 


25,000 


25,000 












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Dept Appropriation 


Approp. 


Expended 


Approp. 


Requested 


Recomm. 


No. Account 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1996 


Fiscal 1997 


Fiscal 1997 


220 Fire: 












Personal Services 


1,045,658 


1,022,188 


979,918 


1,006,863 


1,006,863 


General Expenses 


54,525 


48,728 


53,150 


54,975 


54,975 


Capital Outlay 


2,500 


1,683 


40,700 


7,500 


7,500 


Fire & Police 












Headquarters 


18,350 


17,384 


18,350 


18,665 


16,665 


Hydrant Services 


109,155 


109,154 


109,155 


117,849 


117,849 


241 Building Inspector: 












Personal Services 


54,609 


54,555 


43,043 


43,207 


43,207 


General Expenses 


8,405 


8,405 


3,005 


3,161 


3,161 


Capital Outlay 


850 


850 











242 Gas Inspector: 












General Expenses 








1,300 


1,300 


1,300 


243 Plumbing Inspector: 












General Expenses 








4,100 


4,100 


4,100 


244 Weights & Measures: 












Personal Services 


750 


750 


750 


750 


750 


General Expenses 


275 





275 


275 


275 


Capital Outlay 











625 


625 


245 Wire: 












Personal Services 


46,527 


45,371 


43,343 


43,507 


43,507 


General Expenses 


10,840 


10,840 


10,840 


10,840 


10,840 


Capital Outlay 


1,960 


1,960 


800 








291 Civil Defense: 












Personal Services 


250 


250 


250 


300 


300 


292 Dog Officer: 












Personal Services 


9,509 


9,509 


9,795 


10,040 


10,040 


General Expenses 


3,040 


3,012 


2,440 


2,965 


2,965 


294 Tree, Park & Cemetery: 










Personal Services 


116,548 


116,548 


124,555 


125,013 


125,013 


General Expenses 


22,995 


22,581 


25,895 


25,895 


25,895 


Central Cemetery 


1,475 


1,475 


1,475 


1,475 


1,475 


Capital Outlay 


14,430 


14,430 


4,900 


6,100 


6,100 


Personal Services Trust 4,170 


4,170 


870 


1,000 


1,000 


295 Harbor: 












Personal Services 


37,710 


36,715 


39,024 


38,255 


38,255 


General Expenses 


8,500 


8,500 


7,350 


7,350 


7,350 


Capital Outlay 

















296 Shellfish Constable: 












Personal Services 


500 


500 


500 


500 


500 


General Expenses 


220 





220 


220 


220 


TOTAL PUBLIC 












SAFETY 


2,548,055 


2,484,123 


2,591,665 


2,636,866 


2,636,866 



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Dept Appropriation 


Approp. 


Expended 


Approp. 


Requested 


Recomm. 


No. Account 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1996 


Fiscal 1997 


Fiscal 1997 


SCHOOLS 












300 Cohasset Public Schools: 










1100 School Committee 76,253 


53,757 


81,865 


94,715 


94,715 


1200 Superintendent's 












Office 


118,239 


123,393 


122,646 


127,987 


127,987 


1220 Business Office 


51,365 


52,555 


52,533 


56,066 


56,066 


1230 Student Services 


112,650 


141,157 


126,362 


122,695 


122,695 


2100 Supervision 


74,439 


77,439 


43,145 


36,926 


36,926 


2200 Principals 


399,111 


410,895 


404,761 


438,791 


438,791 


2300 Teaching 


3,734,282 


3,711,634 


4,035,797 


4,154,906 


4,154,906 


2400 Textbooks 


67,792 


59,154 


42,787 


59,445 


59,445 


2500 Library 


186,987 


186,085 


188,589 


222,737 


222,737 


2600 Audiomsual 


58,966 


44,246 


59,855 


33,608 


33,608 


2700 Guidance 


216,841 


215,220 


228,018 


260,671 


260,671 


3100 Attendance 


18,730 


19,235 











3200 Health 


57,602 


58,957 


58,788 


61,058 


61,058 


3310 Operation of 












Buses 


89,908 


87,392 


106,685 


109,375 


109,375 


3350 Maintenance of 












Buses 


25,000 


25,632 


25,000 


26,000 


26,000 


3370 Contracted Carriers 18,000 


18,306 


18,000 


31,695 


31,695 


3510 Athletics 


126,832 


121,704 


139,874 


158,184 


158,184 


3520 Student Activities 14,252 


12,829 


14,696 


18,031 


18,031 


41 10 Custodial 


308,803 


343,091 


329,053 


331,600 


331,600 


4120 Heat 


63,000 


47,654 


60,000 


62,000 


62,000 


4130 Utilities 


123,750 


127,315 


125,300 


131,900 


131,900 


4210 Maintenance/ 












Grounds 


10,000 


6,907 


10,000 


14,000 


14,000 


4220 Maintenance/ 












Buildings 


103,329 


90,183 


104,932 


104,500 


104,500 


4230 Equip/Main 












Repair 


21,997 


23,167 


22,635 


19,830 


19,830 


5200 Fixed Expenditures 2,200 


2,000 


2,200 


2,200 


2,200 


7300 Acquisition/ 












Equipment 


62,080 


53,104 


75,813 


122,792 


122,792 


7400 Replacement/ 












Equipment 


21,956 


23,609 


28,051 


35,501 


35,501 


9300 Other Than 












Public 


331,315 


358,856 


334,008 


351,934 


351,934 



TOTAL LOCAL 

SCHOOLS 6,495,479 6,495,476 6,841,393 7,189,147 7,189,147 

301 Vocational Assessment 18,494 17,990 25,786 70,000 70,000 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 6,513,973 6,513,466 6,867,179 7,259,147 7,259,147 



33 



Dept Appropriation 
No. Account 



Approp. 
Fiscal 1995 



Expended 
Fiscal 1995 



Approp. Requested Recomm. 
Fiscal 1996 Fiscal 1997 Fiscal 1997 



HIGHWAY 

422 Highway: 

Personal Services 168,738 168,684 

General Expenses 62,175 62,175 

Capital Outlay 

Garage Expenses 3,250 2,981 

Salt Shed 

423 Snow Removal 45,000 40,014 

424 Street Lighting 

General Expenses 52,000 50,509 



173,782 

62,675 



3,250 



45,170 



179,737 

62,675 

4,695 

3,250 



45,170 



TOTAL HUMAN 
SERVICES 



98,593 



93,040 

34 



179,737 

62,675 

4,695 

3,250 



45,170 



52,000 52,000 52,000 



TOTAL HIGHWAYS 


331,163 


324,363 


336,877 


347,527 


347,527 


HEALTH & SANITATION 










433 Transfer Station: 












Personal Services 


74,976 


68,801 


65,698 


55,561 


55,561 


General Expenses 


42,799 


42,799 


26,797 


40,947 


40,947 


Hauling & Tipping 


200,446 


196,550 


238,568 


239,328 


239,328 


Capital Outlay 


2,625 


2,625 











440 Sewer: 












Personal Services 


4,453 


4,150 











General Expenses 


159,170 


157,510 


163,230 


167,264 


167,264 


Penalty Reserve 








10,000 


10,000 


10,000 


510 Board of Health: 












Personal Services 


77,211 


74,888 


46,563 


48,377 


46,739 


General Expenses 


10,621 


10,316 


15,379 


15,379 


15,379 


Engineering 


46,000 


43,774 


35,000 


35,000 


35,000 


Capital Outlay 


2,800 


2,800 











TOTAL HEALTH & 












SANIIATION 


621,101 


604,213 


601,235 


611,856 


610,218 


HUMAN SERVICES 












522 Social Service League 


35,769 


35,769 


36,887 


38,929 


38,929 


541 Council on Aging: 












Personal Services 


43,309 


40,533 


44,796 


48,962 


48,962 


General Expenses 


7,050 


7,050 


7,725 


8,150 


8,150 


Senior Center 


4,040 


4,040 


4,084 


4,484 


4,484 


Handicap Van 


1,500 


1,492 


1,500 


1,500 


1,500 


543 Veterans' Services 












Personal Services 


1,600 


1,600 


1,600 


1,600 


1,600 


General Expenses 


5,200 


2,556 


5,200 


5,200 


5,200 


599 Commission on 












Disabilities: 












General Expenses 


125 





125 


100 


100 



101,917 108,925 108,925 



Dept Appropriation 


Approp. 


Expended 


Approp. 


Requested 


Recomm. 


No. Account 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1996 


Fiscal 1997 


Fiscal 1997 


CULTURE & RECREATION 










610 Library: 












Personal Services 


206,005 


203,791 


214,025 


218,868 


218,868 


General Expenses 


53,229 


53,229 


53,229 


56,791 


56,791 


Capital Outlay 








4,400 


20,000 


20,000 


630 Recreation: 












Personal Services 


66,495 


66,494 


67,320 


68,841 


68,841 


General Expenses 


4,040 


4,013 


4,040 


3,300 


3,300 


670 Town Archivist: 












Personal Services 


500 


500 


500 


500 


500 


690 Common Historical 












District: 












General Expenses 


200 





200 


200 


200 


691 Historical Commission 


V. 










General Expenses 


100 


100 


100 


200 


200 


692 Celebrations: 












General Expenses 


1,700 


1,700 


1,700 


1,700 


1,700 


TOTAL CULTURE 












&REC 


332,269 


329,827 


345,514 


370,400 


370,400 


DEBT SERVICE 












710 Principal: 












General Expenses 


373,800 


373,600 


389,800 


532,800 


532,800 


75 1 Long Term Interest: 












General Expenses 


125,259 


123,697 


100,152 


197,983 


197,983 


752 Short Term Interest: 












General Expenses 


45,000 


13,784 


83,000 


83,000 


83,000 


TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 544,059 


511,081 


572,952 


813,783 


813,783 


BENEHTS &. INSURANCE 










911 Pensions: 












Norfolk County 


519,811 


517,250 


537,280 


568,977 


568,977 


Non-Contributory 


3,320 


3,317 


3,320 


3,320 


3,320 


912 Workers' Compensation: 










General Expenses 


100,000 


68,394 


100,000 


95,000 


95,000 


913 Unemployment: 












General Expenses 


5,000 


2,988 


5,000 


5,000 


5,000 


914 Health Insurance: 












General Expenses 


858,412 


699,832 


786,425 


819,297 


819,297 


915 Life Insurance: 












General Expenses 


6,871 


5,084 


7,100 


5,412 


5,412 


916 Medicare Tax 












General Expenses 


50,000 


47,621 


55,000 


138,000 


138,000 



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Dept Appropriation 


Approp. 


Expended 


Approp. 


Requested 


Recomm. 


No. Account 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1996 


Fiscal 1997 


Fiscal 1997 


945 Property & Liability 












Insurance 












General Expenses 


146,000 


125,138 


141,000 


134,000 


134,000 


TOTAL BENEFITS 












&INS 


1,689,414 


1,469,624 


1,635,125 


1,769,006 


1,769,006 


Overlay: 












Reserve for Abatements 170,000 


170,000 


225,000 


190,000 


190,000 


State Aid (Offsets) 












Racial Imbalance 


147,926 


147,926 


144,318 


142,677 


142,677 


School Lunch 


3,836 


3,836 


4,007 


3,734 


3,734 


Public Libraries 


5,045 


5,045 


7,514 


7,287 


7,287 


State Assessment: 












County Tax 


65,486 


65,486 


67,123 


68,801 


68,801 


Motor Vehicle Bills 


1,982 


1,982 


4,183 


4,288 


4,288 


Retired Teachers 












Insurance 


161,822 


161,822 


204,884 


210,006 


210,006 


Mosquito Control 


13,634 


13,634 


14,037 


14,388 


14,388 


Air Pollution Control 


2,211 


2,211 


2,290 


2,347 


2,347 


Metro Area Planning 


1,542 


1,542 


1,638 


1,679 


1,679 


MBTA 


153,449 


153,449 


156,910 


160,833 


160,833 


Charter School 








70,102 


37,500 


37,500 


TOTAL OTHER 












EXPENSE 


726,933 


726,933 


902,006 


843,540 


843,540 


Water Department: 












Personal Services 


238,230 


238,230 











General Expenses 


277,199 


268,705 


645,358 


633,663 


633,663 


Capital Outlay 












(Engineering) 


19,000 


18,996 











County Retirement 


45,201 


44,976 











Insurance Expense 


32,000 


28,857 











Group Insurance 


46,353 


33,086 











Maturing 












Debt-Principal 


235,700 


235,700 


281,087 


253,873 


253,873 


Maturing Debt-Interest 195,505 


199,505 


274,246 


273,885 


273 885 


Payment to Town 








9,000 


9,000 


9,000 


TOTAL WATER 


1,089,188 


1,068,055 


1,209,691 


1,170,421 


1,170,421 



TOTAL 

OPERATING 

BUDGET 15,469,761 15,059,308 16,182,439 16,909,937 16,896,879 



36 



!pt Appropriation 


Approp. 


Expended 


Approp. 


Requested 


Reconun. 


». Account 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1996 


Fiscal 1997 


Fiscal 1997 


General Government 


975,013 


934,583 


1,018,278 


978,466 


967,046 


Public Safety 


2,548,055 


2,484,123 


2,591,665 


2,636,866 


2,636,866 


Education 


6,513,973 


6,513,466 


6,867,179 


7,259,147 


7,259,147 


Highways & Streets 


331,163 


324,363 


336,877 


347,527 


347,527 


Health & Sanitation 


621,101 


604,213 


601,235 


611,856 


610,218 


Human Services 


98,593 


93,040 


101,917 


108,925 


108,925 


Culture & Recreation 


332,269 


329,827 


345,514 


370,400 


370,400 


Debt Service 


544,059 


511,081 


572,952 


813,783 


813,783 


Benefits & Insurance 


1,689,414 


1,469,624 


1,635,125 


1,769,006 


1,769,006 


Other 


726,933 


726,933 


902,006 


843,540 


843,540 


Water Department 


1,089,188 


1,068,055 


1,209,691 


1,170,421 


1,170,421 


Total Operating 












Budget 


15,469,761 


15,059,308 


16,182,439 16,909,937 16,896,879 



37 



APPENDIX B 

CAPITAL OUTLAY ALLOTMENTS 

Other than Schools 

NOTE: The term Capital Outlay covers an expenditure of $200.00 or more for 
equipment or of $500.00 or more for the reconstruction or establishment of a physical bet- 
terment, the useful life of which is expected to exceed two years. Separate line appropri- 
ations are shown for these items since they represent special and specific allotments and 
are intended to be expended solely for the purposes indicated. 

July 1, 1996 
June 30, 1997 



Board of Assessors: 

Personal Computer 

Treasurer/Collector: 

Computer Equipment 

Town Hall: 

Building Maintenance 

Police: 

Cruisers (2) 
Copy Machine 
Shotguns (4) 



Fire: 



Hazardous Atmosphere Protector 
Backflow Prevention Devices 
Halogen Flash Lights 



44,000 00 
6,000.00 
1,600.00 



2,500.00 
2,500.00 
2,500.00 



Weights & Measures: 




Five Gallon Prover 




Tree & Park: 




Walk Behind Mower 


4,600.00 


Grass Trimmers 


700.00 


Tennis Posts 


800.00 


Highway: 




Portable Welder 


3,400.00 


Copy Machine 


1,295.00 


Library: 




Paint Wood Trim 


2,000.00 


Replace "Coal Bin" Ceiling 


6,000.00 


Repave Driveway 


3,000.00 


Replace Gas Furnace 


9,000.00 



2,000.00 
2,780.00 
4,000.00 

51,600.00 

7,500.00 
625:00 

6,100.00 
4,695.00 



Totals 



20,000.00 
$99,300.00 



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MOVED: That the sum of Sixteen MilHon, Eight Hundred Ninety-six Thousand, 
Eight Hundred Seventy-nine and no/100 ($16,896,879.00) dollars be appropriated for the 
1997 Annual Budget to be allotted as follows: the sum of $89,772.00 for salaries of 
elected Town officials consisting of Town Clerk $38,599.00; Clerk, Board of Registrars 
$329.00; Treasurer/Collector $41,643.00; Moderator $1.00; Selectmen, Chairman 
$1,500.00, Members $4,000.00; Board of Assessors, Chairman $1,300.00, Members 
$2,400.00; the sum of $16,807,107.00 for Personal Services, Expenses and Capital 
Outlays, Interest on Maturing Debt and other charges for various departments, including 
the Water Department, as recommended for the purposes, shown in Appendix A and 
Appendix B, pages 2 through 7, inclusive, of the Warrant for the 1996 Annual Town 
Meeting, a copy of which Appendixes are filed herewith, and to meet the appropriation, 
the following transfers be made: from Wadleigh Park Trust $230.00; from Wheelwright 
Park Trust $700.00; from Robert Charles Billings Trust $40,00; from Billings — Pratt 
Trust $30.00; from Woodside Cemetery $4,800.00; from Beechwood Cemetery Trust 
$350.00; from Cedar Street Cemetery Trust $150.00; from the Pension Reserve Account 
$60,000.00; from Water Revenue $1,179,421.00; from Surplus Revenue $145,163.00; and 
the balance to be raised from taxation in the amount of $15,505,995.00. 



39 



APPENDIX A 
ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS, ARTICLE 3 



Dept Appropriation 


Approp. 


Expended 


Approp. 


Requested 


Recomm. 


No. Account i 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1996 


Fiscal 1997 


Fiscal 1997 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT 










114 Moderator: 












Personal Services 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


122 Selectmen: 












Personal Services 


55,836 


55,834 


5,500 


5,500 


5,500 


General Expenses 


7,875 


7,775 


7,875 


7,925 


7,925 


Equipment Rental 


7,700 


7,700 


8,400 


10,250 


10,250 


Collective Bargaining 


11,540 


7,028 


10,000 


5,000 


5,000 


Midge Control 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 


5,000 


5,000 


129 Executive Secretary: 












Personal Services 


56,755 


56,482 


56,482 


56,482 


56,482 


Town Hall Clerical 








276,815 


267,074 


267,074 


General Expenses 


1,635 


1,314 


1,635 


1,635 


1,635 


131 Advisory Committee: 












General Expenses 


335 


195 


335 


345 


345 


133 Reserve Fund: 












Reserve Fund 


80,000 


80,000 


100,000 


100,000 


100,000 


135 Town Accountant: 












Personal Services 


77,028 


77,019 


42,426 


45,233 


45,233 


General Expenses 


2,000 


1,479 


2,000 


2,480 


2,480 


Capital Outlay 


700 


695 











Central Computer 


9,665 


6,378 


12,550 


10,425 


10,425 


141 Assessors: 












Personal Services 


73,209 


73,209 


43,931 


46,137 


46,137 


General Expenses 


13,156 


12,877 


18,556 


18,430 


18,130 


Capital Outlay 











2,000 


2,000 


Revaluation 


5,000 


5,000 


15,000 








145 Treasurer-Collector: 












Personal Services 


97,578 


96,924 


40,627 


40,627 


40,627 


General Expenses 


20,100 


20,099 


19,745 


21,325 


21,325 


Capital Outlay 


2,100 


2,084 


500 


2,780 


2,780 


Tax Liens/Foreclosures 


6,000 


6,000 


6,000 


9,000 


9,000 


Contract Services 


12,480 


10,405 


10,650 


8,120 


2,000 


151 Legal 












General Expenses 


1,733 


1,656 


1,733 


1,733 


1,733 


Town Counsel 


56,667 


38,230 


40,000 


50,000 


50,000 


Special Counsel 


125,000 


125,000 


125,000 


85,000 


85,000 


152 Personnel Committee: 












General Expenses 


250 


175 


250 


250 


250 


161 Town Clerk: 












Personal Services 


58,850 


58,849 


37,659 


39,673 


39,673 


General Expenses 


1,950 


1,878 


1,550 


2,480 


2,480 



40 



Dept Appropriation 


Approp. 


No. Account 


Fiscal 1995 



Expended Approp. Requested Recomm. 

Fiscal 1995 Fiscal 1996 Fiscal 1997 Fiscal 1997 



Personal Services 


17,129 


16,273 


6,403 


7,876 


7,876 


General Expenses 


9,845 


9,580 


8,015 


10,010 


10,010 


171 Conservation Commission: 










Personal Services 


20,746 


20,746 


3,850 








General Expenses 


2,253 


2,253 


2,253 


2,253 


2,253 


Contracted Services 


24,200 


24,200 


19,376 


17,500 


17,500 


175 Planning Board: 












Personal Services 


11,422 


11,422 











General Expenses 


1,700 


1,700 


1,830 


6,830 


1,830 


Engineering Services 


4,000 


1,200 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 


Capital Outlay 


850 


850 











176 Zoning Board of Appeals: 










Personal Services 

















General Expenses 


3,310 


3,008 


3,310 


3,310 


3,310 


Capital Outlay 


850 


839 











192 Town Hall: 












Personal Services 


25,016 


24,407 


23,772 


23,883 


23,883 


General Expenses 


26,300 


24,559 


26,300 


24,500 


24,500 


Telephone Expense 


8,300 


7,881 


8,400 


8,900 


8,900 


Capital Outlay 


10,000 


9,857 


5,200 


4,000 


4,000 


194 Town Buildings 












General Expenses 


600 


43 


600 


600 


600 


195 Town Reports 












General Expenses 


7,500 


6,919 


7,500 


7,750 


7,750 


197 Parking Clerk: 












General Expenses 


1,800 


1,521 


1,800 


2,000 


2,000 


199 Unclassified: 












General Expenses 


1,950 


940 


1,350 


1,350 


1,350 


Audit of Accounts 


8,100 


8,100 


8,100 


9,800 


9,800 


So. Shore Coalition 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 


TOTAL GENERAL 












GOVERNMENT 


975,013 


934,583 


1,018,278 


978,466 


967,046 


PUBLIC SAFE! Y 












210 Police: 












Personal Services 


827,893 


809,984 


836,502 


872,048 


872,048 


General Expenses 


59,925 


54,789 


62,975 


63,400 


63,400 


Capital Outlay 


33,986 


33,637 


57,285 


51,600 


51,600 


212 Central Dispatch: 












Personal Services 


24,950 


19,793 


100,900 


107,588 


107,588 


General Expenses 


2,550 


1,362 


8,000 


9,500 


9,500 


Capital Outlay 


25,000 


25,000 












41 



Dept Appropriation 


Approp. 


Expended 


Approp. 


Requested 


Recomm. 


No. Account 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1996 


Fiscal 1997 


Fiscal 1997 


220 Fire: 












Personal Services ] 


1,045,658 


1,022,188 


979,918 


1,006,863 


1,006,863 


General Expenses 


54,525 


48,728 


53,150 


54,975 


54,975 


Capital Outlay 


2,500 


1,683 


40,700 


7,500 


7,500 


Fire & Police 












Headquarters 


18,350 


17,384 


18,350 


18,665 


18,665 


Hydrant Services 


109,155 


109,154 


109,155 


117,849 


117,849 


241 Building Inspector: 












Personal Services 


54,609 


54,555 


43,043 


43,207 


43,207 


General Expenses 


8,405 


8,405 


3,005 


3,161 


3,161 


Capital Outlay 


850 


850 











242 Gas Inspector: 












General Expenses 








1,300 


1,300 


1,300 


243 Plumbing Inspector: 












General Expenses 








4,100 


4,100 


4,100 


244 Weights & Measures: 




- 








Personal Services 


750 


750 


750 


750 


750 


General Expenses 


275 





275 


275 


275 


Capital Outlay 











625 


625 


245 Wire: 












Personal Services 


46,527 


45,371 


43,343 


43,507 


43,507 


General Expenses 


10,840 


10,840 


10,840 


10,840 


10,840 


Capital Outlay 


1,960 


1,960 


800 








291 Civil Defense: 












Personal Services 


250 


250 


250 


300 


300 


292 Dog Officer: 












Personal Services 


9,509 


9,509 


9,795 


10,040 


10,040 


General Expenses 


3,040 


3,012 


2,440 


2,965 


2,965 


294 Tree, Park & Cemetery 












Personal Services 


116,548 


116,548 


124,555 


125,013 


125,013 


General Expenses 


22,995 


22,581 


25,895 


25,895 


25,895 


Central Cemetery 


1,475 


1,475 


1,475 


1,475 


1,475 


Capital Outlay 


14,430 


14,430 


4,900 


6,100 


6,100 


Personal Services Trust 


4,170 


4,170 


870 


1,000 


1,000 


295 Harbor: 












Personal Services 


37,710 


36,715 


39,024 


38,255 


38,255 


General Expenses 


8,500 


8,500 


7,350 


7,350 


7,350 


Capital Outlay 

















296 Shellfish Constable: 












Personal Services 


500 


500 


500 


500 


500 


General Expenses 


220 





220 


220 


220 


TOTAL PUBLIC 












SAFETY 2 


L548,055 


2,484,123 


2,591,685 


2,636,866 


2,636,866 



42 



Dept Appropriation 


Appiop. 


Expended 


Approp. 


Requested 


Recomm. 


No. Account 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1996 


Fiscal 1997 


Fiscal 1997 


SCHOOLS 












300 Cohasset Public Schools: 










1 100 School Committee 76,253 


53,757 


81,865 


94,715 


94,715 


1200 Superintendent's 












Office 


118,239 


123,393 


122,646 


127,987 


127,987 


1220 Business Office 


51,365 


52,555 


52,533 


56,066 


56,066 


1230 Student Services 


112,650 


141,157 


126,362 


122,695 


122,695 


2100 Supervision 


74,439 


77,439 


43,145 


36,926 


36,926 


2200 Principals 


399,111 


410,895 


404,761 


438,791 


438,791 


2300 Teaching 


3,734,282 


3,711,634 


4,035,797 


4,154,906 


4,154,906 


2400 Textbooks 


67,792 


59,154 


42,767 


59,445 


59,445 


2500 Library 


186,987 


186,085 


188,589 


222,737 


222,737 


2600 Audiomsual 


58,966 


44,246 


59,855 


33,608 


33,608 


2700 Guidance 


216,841 


215,220 


228,018 


260,671 


260,671 


3100 Attendance 


18,730 


19,235 











3200 Health 


57,602 


58,957 


58,788 


61,058 


61,058 


3310 Operation of 












Buses 


89,908 


87,392 


106,685 


109,375 


109,375 


3350 Maintenance of 












Buses 


25,000 


25,632 


25,000 


26,000 


26,000 


3370 Contracted Carriers 18,000 


18,306 


18,000 


31,695 


31,695 


35 10 Athletics 


126,832 


121,704 


139,874 


158,184 


158,184 


3520 Student Activities 


► 14,252 


12,829 


14,696 


18,031 


18,031 


41 10 Custodial 


308,603 


343,091 


329,053 


331,600 


331,600 


4120 Heat 


63,000 


47,654 


60,000 


62,000 


62,000 


4130 Utilities 


123,750 


127,315 


125,300 


131,900 


131,900 


4210 Maintenance/ 












Grounds 


10,000 


6,907 


10,000 


14,000 


14,000 


4220 Maintenance/ 












Buildings 


103,329 


90.183 


104,932 


104,500 


104,500 


4230 Equip/Maint/ 












Repair 


21,997 


23,167 


22,635 


19,830 


19,830 


5200 Fixed Expenditures 2,200 


2,000 


2,200 


2,200 


2,200 


7300 Acquisition/ 












Equipment 


62,080 


53,104 


75,813 


122,792 


122,792 


7400 Replacement/ 












Equipment 


21,956 


23,609 


28,051 


35,501 


35,501 


9300 Other Than 












Public 


331,315 


358,856 


334,008 


351,934 


351,934 



TOTAL LOCAL 

SCHOOL 6,495,479 6,495,476 6,841,393 7,189,147 7,189,147 

301 Vocational Assessment 18,494 17,990 25,786 70,000 70,000 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 6,513,973 6,513,466 6,867,179 7,259,147 7,259,147 



43 



Dept Appropriation 


Approp. 


Expended 


Approp. 


Requested 


Recomm. 


No. Account 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1996 


Fiscal 1997 


Fiscal 1997 


HIGHWAY 












422 Highway: 












Personal Services 


168,738 


168,684 


173,782 


179,737 


179,737 


General Expenses 


62,175 


62,175 


62,675 


62,675 


62,675 


Capital Outlay 











4,695 


4,695 


Garage Expenses 


3,250 


2,981 


3,250 


3,250 


3,250 


Salt Shed 

















423 Snow Removal 


45,000 


40,014 


45,170 


45,170 


45,170 


424 Street Lighting 












General Expenses 


52,000 


50,509 


52,000 


52,000 


52,000 


TOTAL HIGHWAYS 


331,163 


324,363 


336,877 


347,527 


347,527 


HEALTH & SANITATION 










433 Transfer Station: 












Personal Services 


74,976 


68,801 


65,698 


55,561 


55,561 


General Expenses 


42,799 


42,799 


26,797 


40,947 


40,947 


Hauling & Tipping 


200,446 


196,550 


238,568 


239,328 


239,328 


Capital Outlay 


2,625 


2,625 











440 Sewer 












Personal Services 


4,453 


4,150 











General Expenses 


159,170 


157,510 


163,230 


167,264 


167,264 


Penalty Reserve 








10,000 


10,000 


10,000 


510 Board of Health: 












Personal Services 


77,211 


74,888 


46,563 


48,377 


46,739 


General Expenses 


10,621 


10,316 


15,379 


15,379 


15,379 


Engineering 


46,000 


43,774 


35,000 


35,000 


35,000 


Capital Outlay 


2,800 


2,800 











TOTAL HEALTH & 












SANITATION 


621,101 


604,213 


601,235 


611,856 


610,218 


HUMAN SERVICES 












522 Social Service League 


35,769 


35,769 


36,887 


38,929 


38,929 


541 Council on Aging: 












Personal Services 


43,309 


40,533 


44,796 


48,962 


48,962 


General Expenses 


7,050 


7,050 


7,725 


8,150 


8,150 


Senior Center 


4,040 


4,040 


4,084 


4,484 


4,484 


Handicap Van 


1,500 


1,492 


1,500 


1,500 


1,500 


543 Veterans' Services: 












Personal Services 


1,600 


1,600 


1,600 


1,600 


1,600 


General Expenses 


5,200 


2,556 


5,200 


5,200 


5,200 


599 Commission on 












Disabilities: 












General Expenses 


125 





125 


100 


100 


TOTAL HUMAN 












SERVICES 


98,593 


93,040 

44 


101,917 


108,925 


108,925 



Dept Appropriation 


Approp. 


Expended 


Approp. 


Requested 


Recomm. 


No. Account 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1996 


Fiscal 1997 


Fiscal 1997 


CULTURE & RECREATION 










610 Library: 












Personal Services 


206,005 


203,791 


214,025 


218,868 


218,868 


General Expenses 


53,229 


53,229 


53,229 


56,791 


56,791 


Capital Outlay 








4,400 


20,000 


20,000 


630 Recreation: 












Personal Services 


66,495 


66,494 


67,320 


68,841 


68,841 


General Expenses 


4,040 


4,013 


4,040 


3,300 


3,300 


670 Town Archivist: 












Personal Services 


500 


500 


500 


500 


500 


690 Common Historical 












District: 












General Expenses 


200 





200 


200 


200 


691 Historical Commissior 












General Expenses 


100 


100 


100 


200 


200 


692 Celebrations: 












General Expenses 


1,700 


1,700 


1,700 


1,700 


1,700 


TOTAL CULTURE 












&REC 


332,269 


329,827 


345,514 


370,400 


370,400 


DEBT SERVICE 












710 Principal: 












General Expenses 


373,800 


373,600 


389,800 


532,800 


532,800 


751 Long Term Interest: 












General Expenses 


125,259 


123,697 


100,152 


197,983 


197,983 


752 Short Term Interest: 












General Expenses 


45,000 


13,784 


83,000 


83,000 


83,000 


TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 544,059 


511,081 


572,952 


813,783 


813,783 


BENEEirS & INSURANCE 










911 Pensions: 












Norfolk County 


519,811 


517,250 


537,280 


568,977 


568,977 


Non-Contributory 


3,320 


3,317 


3,320 


3,320 


3,320 


912 Workers' Compensation: 










General Expenses 


100,000 


68,394 


100,000 


95,000 


95,000 


913 Unemployment: 












General Expenses 


5,000 


2,988 


5,000 


5,000 


5,000 


914 Health Insurance: 












General Expenses 


858,412 


699,832 


786,425 


819,297 


819,297 


915 Life Insurance: 












General Expenses 


6,871 


5,084 


7,100 


5,412 


5,412 


916 Medicare Tax 












General Expenses 


50,000 


47,621 


55,000 


138,000 


138,000 



45 



Dept Appropriation 
No. Account 



Approp. 
Fiscal 1995 



Expended 
Fiscal 1995 



Approp. Requested Recomm. 
Fiscal 1996 Fiscal 1997 Fiscal 1997 



945 Property & Liability 
Insurance 
General Expenses 146,000 



125,138 141,000 134,000 134,000 



TOTAL BENEFITS 












&INS 


1,689,414 


1,469,624 


1,635,125 


1,769,006 


1,769,006 


Overlay: 












Reserve for Abatements 170,000 


170,000 


225,000 


190,000 


190,000 


State Aid (Offsets) 












Racial Imbalance 


147,926 


147,926 


144,316 


142,677 


142,677 


School Lunch 


3,836 


3,836 


4,007 


3,734 


3,734 


Public Libraries 


5,045 


5,045 


7,514 


7,287 


7,287 


State Assessment: 












County Tax 


65,486 


65,486 


67,123 


68,801 


68,801 


Motor Vehicle Bills 


1,982 


1,982 


4,183 


4,288 


4,288 


Retired Teachers 












Insurance 


161,822 


161,822 


204,684 


210,006 


210,006 


Mosquito Control 


13,634 


13,634 


14,037 


14,388 


14,388 


Air Pollution Control 


2,211 


2,211 


2,290 


2,347 


2,347 


Metro Area Planning 


1,542 


1,542 


1,638 


1,679 


1,679 


MBTA 


153,449 


153,449 


156,910 


160,833 


160,833 


Charter School 








70,102 


37,500 


37,500 


TOTAL OTHER 












EXPENSE 


726,933 


726,933 


902,006 


843,540 


843,540 


Water Department: 












Personal Services 


238,230 


238,230 











General Expenses 


277,199 


268,705 


645,358 


633,663 


633,663 


Capital Outlay 












(Engineering) 


19,000 


18,996 











County Retirement 


45,201 


44,976 











Insurance Expense 


32,000 


28,857 











Group Insurance 


46,353 


33,086 











Maturing 












Debt-Principal 


235,700 


235,700 


281,087 


253,873 


253,873 


Maturing Debt-Interest 195,505 


199,505 


274,246 


273,885 


273,885 


Payment to Town 








9,000 


9,000 


9,000 


TOTAL WAX ER 


1,089,188 


1,068,055 


1,209,691 


1,170,421 


1,170,421 



TOTAL 

OPERATING 

BUDGET 15,469,761 15,059,308 16,182,439 16,909,937 16,896,879 



46 



!pt Appropriation 


Approp. 


Expended 


Approp. 


Requested 


Recomm. 


>. Account 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1995 


Fiscal 1996 


Fiscal 1997 


Fiscal 1997 


General Government 


975,013 


934,583 


1,018,278 


978,466 


967,046 


Public Safety 


2,548,055 


2,484,123 


2,591,665 


2,636,866 


2,636,866 


Education 


6,513,973 


6,513,466 


6,867,179 


7,259,147 


7,259,147 


Highways & Streets 


331,163 


324,363 


336,877 


347,527 


347,527 


Health & Sanitation 


621,101 


604,213 


601,235 


611,856 


610,218 


Human Services 


98,593 


93,040 


101,917 


108,925 


108,925 


Culture & Recreation 


332,269 


329,827 


345,514 


370,400 


370,400 


Debt Service 


544,059 


511,081 


572,952 


813,783 


813,783 


Benefits & Insurance 


1,689,414 


1,469,624 


1,635,125- 


1,769,006 


1,769,006 


Other 


726,933 


726,933 


902,006 


843,540 


843,540 


Water Department 


1,089,188 


1,068,055 


1,209,691 


1,170,421 


1,170,421 



TOTAL 

OPERATING 

BUDGET 15,469,761 15,059,308 16,182,439 16,909,937 16,896,879 



47 



APPENDIX B 

CAPITAL OUTLAY ALLOTMENTS 

Other than Schools 

NOTE: The term Capital Outlay covers an expenditure of $200.00 or more for 
equipment or of $500.00 or more for the reconstruction or establishment of a physical bet- 
terment, the useful life of which is expected to exceed two years. Separate line appropri- 
ations are shown for these items since they represent special and specific allotments and 
are intended to be expended solely for the purposes indicated. 

July 1, 1996- 
June 30, 1997 

Board of Assessors: 

Personal Computer 2,000.00 

2,780.00 

4,000.00 

51,600.00 

7,500.00 

Weights & Measures: 

Five Gallon Prover 625.00 



6,100.00 



Treasurer/Collector: 






Computer Equipment 






Town Hall: 






Building Maintenance 






Police: 






Cruisers (2) 




44,000.00 


Copy Machine 




6,000.00 


Shotguns (4) 




1,600.00 


Fire: 






Hazardous Atmosphere 


Protector 


2,500.00 


Backflow Prevention Devices 


2,500.00 


Halogen Flash Lights 




2,500.00 



Tree & Park: 




Walk Behind Mower 


4,600.00 


Grass Trimmers 


700.00 


Tennis Posts 


800.00 


Highway: 


^ 


Portable Welder 


3,400.00 


Copy Machine 


1,295.00 


Library: 




Paint Wood Trim 


2,000.00 


Replace "Coal Bin" CeiUng 


6,000.00 


Repave Driveway 


3,000.00 


Replace Gas Furnace 


9,000.00 



4,695.00 



20,000.00 

Totals $99,300.00 

Motion is adopted. 



48 



ARTICLE 4. To hear and act upon the report and recommendations of the 
Personnel Committee, and to see if the Town will vote to amend its Personnel 
Classification Bylaw Schedule by adopting or amending it as heretofore adopted and to 
raise and appropriate a sum of money necessary to pay the increases in compensation 
according to any amendments to the Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule for the 
ensuing fiscal year. 

SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES — FISCAL 1997 

2.5% 



r GRADE 


Min 


1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


A 


Hourly 


7.22 


7.63 


8.07 


8.50 


8.94 


9.37 


9.82 




35Hrs. 


252.71 


267.17 


282.40 


297.62 


312.84 


328.07 


343.67 




40Hrs. 


288.81 


305.34 


322.74 


340.14 


357.54 


374.93 


392.77 


B 


Hourly 


7.79 


8.24 


8.72 


9.19 


9.67 


10.10 


10.58 




35Hrs. 


272.50 


288.49 


305.23 


321.60 


338.34 


353.57 


370.31 




40Hrs. 


311.43 


329.70 


348.84 


367.54 


386.68 


404.08 


423.21 


C 


Hourly 


8.41 


8.93 


9.41 


9.91 


10.40 


10.92 


11.45 




35Hrs. 


294.20 


312.46 


329.21 


346.71 


363.84 


382.11 


400.76 




40Hrs. 


336.22 


357.10 


376.24 


396.25 


415.82 


436.70 


458.01 


D 


Hourly 


9.09 


9.62 


10.19 


10.71 


11.27 


11.82 


12.36 




35Hrs. 


318.17 


336.82 


356.61 


374.88 


394.29 


413.70 


432.73 




40Hrs. 


363.63 


384.94 


407.56 


428.43 


450.62 


472.80 


494.55 


E 


Hourly 


9.82 


10.38 


10.99 


11.56 


12.16 


12.76 


13.35 




35Hrs. 


343.67 


363.46 


384.77 


404.57 


425.50 


446.43 


467.36 




40Hrs. 


392.77 


415.39 


439.74 


462.36 


486.28 


510.21 


534.13 


F 


Hourly 


10.59 


11.21 


11.86 


12.48 


13.09 


13.77 


14.41 




35Hrs. 


370.69 


392.39 


415.22 


436.92 


458.23 


481.83 


504.28 




40Hrs. 


423.65 


448.44 


474.54 


499.33 


523.69 


550.66 


576.32 


G 


Hourly 


11.44 


12.12 


12.79 


13.49 


14.18 


14.86 


15.53 




35Hrs. 


400.38 


424.36 


447.57 


472.31 


496.29 


520.27 


543.48 




40Hrs. 


457.58 


484.98 


511.51 


539.78 


567.19 


594.59 


621.12 


H 


Hourly 


12.34 


13.08 


13.82 


14.57 


15.33 


16.05 


16.79 




35 His. 


431.97 


457.85 


483.73 


509.99 


536.63 


561.75 


587.63 




40Hrs. 


493.68 


523.26 


552.83 


582.84 


613.29 


642.00 


671.58 


I 


Hourly 


13.32 


14.14 


14.92 


15.73 


16.53 


17.33 


18.14 




35Hrs. 


466.22 


494.77 


522.17 


550.71 


578.50 


606.66 


634.82 




40Hrs. 


532.82 


565.45 


596.76 


629.39 


661.14 


693.32 


725.51 


J 


Hourly 


14.40 


15.26 


16.10 


16.97 


17.82 


18.74 


19.61 




35Hrs. 


503.90 


533.97 


563.65 


594.10 


623.79 


655.75 


686.20 




40Hrs. 


575.89 


610.25 


644.17 


678.97 


712.90 


749.43 


784.23 


K 


Hourly 


15.54 


16.48 


17.40 


18.37 


19.28 


20.21 


21.16 




35Hrs. 


543.86 


576.97 


608.94 


642.81 


674.78 


707.51 


740.0:. 




40Hrs. 


621.56 


659.40 


695.93 


734.65 


771.18 


808.59 


846.43 


L 


Hourly 


16.80 


17.81 


18.83 


19.84 


20.86 


21.86 


22.85 




35Hrs. 


588.01 


623.40 


659.18 


694.57 


729.97 


764.98 


799.62 




40Hrs. 


672.01 


712.46 


753.35 


793.80 


834.25 


874.27 


913.85 


M 


Hourly 


18.14 


19.25 


20.30 


21.40 


22.50 


23.60 


24.69 




35Hrs. 


634.82 


673.64 


710.56 


749.00 


787.44 


825.88 


864.32 




40Hrs. 


725.51 


769.88 


812.07 


856.00 


899.93 


943.86 


987.79 


N 


Hourly 


19.58 


20.76 


21.93 


23.12 


24.27 


25.47 


26.65 




35Hrs. 


685.44 


726.54 


767.65 


809.13 


849.47 


891.34 


932.82 




40Hrs. 


783.36 


830.34 


877.31 


924.72 


970.83 


1,018.67 


1,066.08 



49 



r GRADE 


Min 


1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


Hourly 


21.16 


22.43 


23.69 


24.99 


26.27 


27.53 


28.79 


35Hrs. 


740.63 


785.15 


829.30 


874.59 


919.50 


963.65 


1,007.80 


40Hrs. 


846.43 


897.32 


947.78 


999.54 


1,050.86 


1,101.32 


1,151.77 



SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES— FISCAL 1997 
LIST OF DEPARTMENTS 





Pay 


Positions 






Department 


Group 


Authorized 


Schedule 


Hours 


Town Accountant 


Contract 








Assistant Town Accountant 


E 






35 


Accounts Clerk 


D 






21 


Board of Assessors 










Assistant Assessor/Appraiser 


L 






40 


Administrative Assistant 


F 






35 


Clerk 


B 






25 


Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 


K 






40 


Clerk 


D 






21 


Conservation Commission 










Agent 


J 






20 


Secretary 


E 






22 


Elder Affairs 










Director 


J 






35 


Outreach Worker 


D 






18 


Elections 










Clerk 


B 




7 


20 


Fire Department 










Fire Chief 


Contract 








Captain 


FS-11 


4 


5 


42 


FF— EMT 


FS-10 


10 




42 


Private 


FS-09 


7 




42 


Ambulance Billing 










Administrator 


E 


1 




20 


Harbormaster 


I 


1 




40 


Health, Board of 










Health Agent 


L 


1 




40 


Administrative Secretary 


F 


1 




35 


Public Works Department 


F 


1 




40 


Recycling Monitor 


B 









Clerk 


D 


1 




30 


Working Foreman 


H 


2 




40 


Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


3 




40 


Truck DriverAJtility Worker 


D 


2 




40 


Public Works Supintendent 


Contract 


1 






Tree & Park and Cemetery 










Superintendent 


J 


1 




40 


Tree Climber 


F 


1 




40 


Skilled Utility Worker 


D 


1 




40 


Skilled Utility Worker-Cemetery D 


1 




40 



50 





Pay 


Positions 






Department 


Group 


Authorized 


Schedule 


Houre 


Library 










Chief Librarian 


M 


1 


1 


40 


Staff Librarian 


I 


1 


6 


35 


Staff Librarian 


I 


1 




31 


Library Assistant 


G 


1 




33 


Senior Clerk 


D 


2 




35 


Custodian 


D 


1 




17 


Planning 










Secretary 


E 


1 




20 


Police Department 










Police Chief 


Contract 


1 






Sergeant 


PS- 11 


4 




37.5 


Patrolman 


PS-09 


13 




37.5 


Clerk 


D 


1 




25 


Recreation 










Director 


J 


1 




40 


Selectmen, Board of 










Town Administrator 


Contract 


1 






Administrative Secretary 


F 


1 




40 


Secretary/Receptionist 


D 


1 




35 


Sewer 










Superintendent 


J 









Secretary 


E 


1 




6 


Utility Worker 


C 









Operator 


F 









Town Clerk 










Assistant Town Clerk 


E 


1 




35 


Town Hall 










Custodian 


E 


1 




35 


Treasurer/Collector 










Assistant Collector 


F 


1 




35 


Assistant Treasurer 


F 


1 




35 


Water Department 










Superintendent 


N 








Supervisor 


K 








Plant Foreman 


H 








Heavy Equipment Operator-Meter 








Inspector 


G 








Secretary 


E 








Clerk 


B 








Plant Operator/Lab Director 


F 








Plant Operator 


E 








Service Operator 


E 








Wire Department 










Superintendent 


K 


1 




40 


Electrician Inspector 


H 









Civilian Dispatch 










Communications Officer FT 


D 


3 




40 


Communications Officer PT 


D 


3 




16 



Note: The listings for these positions do not reflect all proposed changes in the FY97 budget. 



51 



ANNUAL 
Schedule 2 — Part-time Positions 

Veterans' Agent $ 1 ,600 

Member, Board of Registrars 326 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 750 

Director of Civil Defense 250 

Shellfish Constable 500 

Animal Control Officer 10,040 

Assistant Civil Defense Director 50 

HOURLY 

Cemeteries 5.50 

Assistant Harbormaster 6.50 

Harbor Night Patrol 5.50 

Casual Labor 
Step 1 5.50 

Step 2 5.80 

Step Maximum 6.10 

Skilled Casual Labor 7.00 

Election Officers 5.00 

Election Clerk 5.50 

Election Warden 6.00 

Summer Patrolman 

Police Matron 
Step 1 6.70 

Step 2 7.10 

Step Maximum 7.50 

Deputy Building Inspector Group H-1 

Recreation Clerk 
Step 1 4.25 

Step 2 4.75 

Step Maximum 5.25 

Library Pages 
Step 1 4.25 

Step 2 4.75 

Step Maximum 5.25 

Recording Secretary-Selectmen 7.50 

Schedule 3 — Part-time Positions 

Constable — Per Notice 20.00 

Schedule 4 — Informational Only 

Police Department (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

Schedule 5 — Informational Only 

Fire Department — (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

Schedule 6 — Informational Only 

Library — (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

Schedule 7 — Informational Only 

Municipal Clerical and Custodial — (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

Exempt Positions — (Per Fair Labor Standards Act) 

Assistant Assessor/ Appraiser Librarian-Chief 

Building Inspector Police Chief 

Council on Aging Director Recreation Director 

Town Administrator Town Accountant 

Fire Chief Water Superintendent 

Harbormaster Water Supervisor 

Health Agent Public Works Superintendent 

52 



COST OF AMENDMENTS TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE BY-LAW 
IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4 



Department 


Personal Services 


129 


Town Administrator-Clerical 


135 


Town Accountant 


141 


Assessors 


241 


Building Inspector 


245 


Wire Department 


294 


Tree and Park 


295 


Harbor 


422 


Highway 


423 


Highway-Snow & Ice 


433 


Landfill 


510 


Board of Health 


541 


Council on Aging 


610 


Library 


630 


Recreation 




Grand Total 



Increase 

$1,191.00 
1,131.00 
1,055.00 
1,077.00 
1,077.00 
3,059.00 

731.00 
3,006.00 

174.00 
1,340.00 
1,164.00 
1,210.00 
1,257.00 

999.00 
$18,480.00 



SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 

(for information only — not subject to compensation plan) 

Annual Rates 

Job Title Fiscall997 

Town Clerk $38,599.00 

Clerk, Board of Registrars 329.00 

Treasurer-Collector 41,643.00 

Moderator 1.00 
Board of Selectmen 

Chairman 1,500 00 

Members (4) at $1,000.00 4,000.00 
Board of Assessors 

Chairman 1,300.00 

Members (2) at $ 1 ,200.00 2,400.00 



$89,772.00 



MOVED: That the report and recommendations of the Personnel Committee with respect to 
amending the Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule be adopted; and any positions existing prior 
hereto not referred to in the schedule shall continue to be compensated at the rate set forth in the 1995 
salary and rate schedule incorporated in Article 4 of the Warrant for the 1996 Annual Town Meeting 
and to meet the pay increases set forth in the amended schedule for the ensuing fiscal year, the sum 
of Eighteen Thousand, Four Hundred Eighty and no/100 ($18,480.00) Dollars be appropriated to be 
credited to the personal services and expense appropriation accounts set forth in accordance with the 
attached schedule; and to meet the appropriation, the sum of Eighteen Thousand Four Hundred 
Eighty and no/100 ($18,480.00) Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue. 



53 







SALARY & RAIE SCHEDULES — FISCAL 1997 












2.5% 










PAY GRADE 


Min 


1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


A 


Hourly 


7.22 


7.63 


8.07 


8.50 


8.94 


9.37 


9.82 




35 Hrs. 


252.71 


267.17 


282.40 


297.62 


312.84 


328.07 


343.67 




40Hrs. 


288.81 


305.34 


322.74 


340.14 


357.54 


374.93 


392.77 


B 


Hourly 


7.79 


8.24 


8.72 


9.19 


9.67 


10.10 


10.58 




35 Hrs. 


272.50 


288.49 


305.23 


321.60 


338.34 


353.57 


370.31 




40 Hrs. 


311.43 


329.70 


348.84 


367.54 


386.68 


404.08 


423.21 


C 


Hourly 


8.41 


8.93 


9.41 


9.91 


10.40 


10.92 


11.45 




35 Hrs. 


294.20 


312.46 


329.21 


346.71 


363.84 


382.11 


400.76 




40 Hrs. 


336.22 


357.10 


376.24 


396.25 


415.82 


436.70 


458.01 


D 


Hourly 


9.09 


9.62 


10.19 


10.71 


11.27 


11.82 


12.36 




35 Hrs. 


318.17 


336.82 


356.61 


374.88 


394.29 


413.70 


432.73 




40 Hrs. 


363.63 


384.94 


407.56 


428.43 


450.62 


472.80 


494.55 


E 


Hourly 


9.82 


10.38 


10.99 


11.56 


12.16 


12.76 


13.35 




35 Hrs. 


343.67 


363.46 


384.77 


404.57 


425.50 


446.43 


467.36 




40 Hrs. 


392.77 


415.39 


439.74 . 


462.36 


486.28 


510.21 


534.13 


F 


Hourly 


10.59 


11.21 


11.86 


12.48 


13.09 


13.77 


14.41 




35 Hrs. 


370.69 


392.39 


415.22 


436.92 


458.23 


481.83 


504.28 




40 Hrs. 


423.65 


448.44 


474.54 


499.33 


523.69 


550.66 


576.32 


G 


Hourly 


11.44 


12.12 


12.79 


13.49 


14.18 


14.86 


15.53 




35 Hrs. 


400.38 


424.36 


447.57 


472.31 


496.29 


520.27 


543.48 




40 Hrs. 


457.58 


484.98 


511.51 


539.78 


567.19 


594.59 


621.12 


H 


Hourly 


12.34 


13.08 


13.82 


14.57 


15.33 


16.05 


16.79 




35 Hrs. 


431.97 


457.85 


483.73 


509.99 


536.63 


561.75 


587.63 




40 Hrs. 


493.68 


523.26 


552.83 


582.84 


613.29 


642.00 


671.58 


I 


Hourly 


13.32 


14.14 


14.92 


15.73 


16.53 


17.33 


18.14 




35 Hrs. 


466.22 


494.77 


522.17 


550.71 


578.50 


606.66 


634.82 




40 Hrs. 


532.82 


565.45 


596.76 


629.39 


661.14 


693.32 


725.51 


J 


Hourly 


14.40 


15.26 


16.10 


16.97 


17.82 


18.74 


19.61 




35 Hrs. 


503.90 


533.97 


563.65 


594.10 


623.79 


655.75 


686.20 




40 Hrs. 


575.89 


610.25 


644.17 


678.97 


712.90 


749.43 


784.23 


K 


Hourly 


15.54 


16.48 


17.40 


18.37 


19.28 


20.21 


21.16 




35 Hrs. 


543.86 


576.97 


608.94 


642.81 


674.78 


707.51 


740.63 




40 Hrs. 


621.56 


659.40 


695.93 


734.65 


771.18 


808.59 


846.43 


L 


Hourly 


16.80 


17.81 


18.83 


19.84 


20.86 


21.86 


22.85 




35 Hrs. 


588.01 


623.40 


659.18 


694.57 


729.97 


764.98 


799.62 




40 Hrs. 


672.01 


712.46 


753.35 


793.80 


834.25 


874.27 


913.85 


M 


Hourly 


18.14 


19.25 


20.30 


21.40 


22.50 


23.60 


24.69 




35 Hrs. 


634.82 


673.64 


710.56 


749.00 


787.44 


825.88 


864.32 




40 Hrs. 


725.51 


769.88 


812.07 


856.00 


899.93 


943.86 


987.79 


N 


Hourly 


19.58 


20.76 


21.93 


23.12 


24.27 


25.47 


26.65 




35 Hrs. 


685.44 


726.54 


767.65 


809.13 


849.47 


891.34 


932.82 




40 Hrs. 


783.36 


830.34 


877.31 


924.72 


970.83 


1,018.67 


1,066.08 


O 


Hourly 


21.16 


22.43 


23.69 


24.99 


26.27 


27.53 


28.79 




35 Hrs. 


740.63 


785.15 


829.30 


874.59 


919.50 


963.65 


1,007.80 




40 Hrs. 


846.43 


897.32 


947.78 


999.54 


1,050.86 


1,101.32 


1,151.77 



54 



SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES— FISCAL 1997 
LIST OF DEPARTMENTS 





Pay 


Positions 






Department 


Group 


Authorized 


Schedule 


Hours 


Town Accountant 


Contract 


1 






Assistant Town Accountant 


E 


1 




35 


Accounts Clerk 


D 


1 




21 


Board of Assessors 










Assistant Assessor/Appraiser 


L 


1 




40 


Administrative Assistant 


F 


1 




35 


Clerk 


B 


1 




25 


Building Inspector/Zoning Officei 


K 


1 




40 


Clerk 


D 


1 




21 


Conservation Commission 










Agent 


J 


1 




20 


Secretary 


E 


1 




22 


Elder Affairs 










Director 


J 


1 




35 


Outreach Worker 


D 


1 




18 


Elections 










Clerk 


B 


1 




20 


Fire Department 










Fire Chief 


Contract 


1 






Captain 


FS-11 


4 




42 


FF— EMT 


FS-10 


10 




42 


Private 


FS-09 


7 




42 


Ambulance Billing 










Administrator 


E 


1 




20 


Harbormaster 


I 


1 




40 


Health, Board of 










Health Agent 


L 


1 




40 


Administrative Secretary 


F 


1 




35 


Public Works Department 


F 


1 




40 


Recycling Monitor 


B 









Clerk 


D 


1 




30 


Working Foreman 


H 


2 




40 


Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


3 




40 


Truck DriverAJtility Worker 


D 


2 




40 


Public Works Supintendent 


Contract 


1 






Tree & Park and Cemetery 










Superintendent 


J 


1 




40 


Tree Climber 


F 


1 




40 


Skilled Utility Worker 


D 


1 




40 


Skilled Utility Worker-Cemetery D 


1 




40 


Library 










Chief Librarian 


M 


1 


1 


40 


Staff Librarian 


I 


1 


6 


35 


Staff Librarian 


I 


1 


6 


31 


Library Assistant 


G 


1 


6 


33 


Senior Clerk 


D 


2 


6 


35 


Custodian 


D 


1 


6 


17 



55 





Pay 


Positions 






Department 


Group 


Authorized 


Schedule 


Hours 


Planning 










Secretary 


E 


1 


7 


20 


Police Department 










Police Chief 


Contract 


1 






Sergeant 


PS- 11 


4 




37.5 


Patrolman 


PS-09 


13 




37.5 


Clerk 


D 


1 




25 


Recreation 










Director 


J 


1 




40 


Selectmen, Board of 










Town Administrator 


Contract 


1 






Administrative Secretary 


F 


1 




40 


Secretary/Receptionist 


D 


1 




35 


Sewer 










Superintendent 


J 









Secretary 


E 


1 




6 


Utility Worker 


C 









Operator 


F 









Town Clerk 










Assistant Town Clerk 


E 


1 




35 


Town Hall 










Custodian 


E 


1 




35 


Treasurer/Collector 










Assistant Collector 


F 


1 




35 


Assistant Treasurer 


F 


1 




35 


Water Department 










Superintendent 


N 








Supervisor 


K 








Plant Foreman 


H 








Heavy Equipment Operator-Meter 








Inspector 


G 








Secretary 


E 








Clerk 


B 








Plant Operator/I ah Director 


F 








Plant Operator 


E 








Service Operator 


E 








Wire Department 










Superintendent 


K 


1 




40 


Electrician Inspector 


H 









Civilian Dispatch 










Communications Officer FT 


D 


3 




40 


Communications Officer PT 


D 


3 




16 



Note: The listings for these positions do not reflect all proposed changes in the FY97 budget. 



56 



ANNUAL 
Schedule 2 — Part-time Positions 

Veterans ' Agent $ 1 '600 

Member, Board of Registrars 326 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 750 

Director of Civil Defense 250 

Shellfish Constable 500 

Animal Control Officer 10,040 

Assistant Civil Defense Director 50 

HOURLY 

Cemeteries 5.50 

Assistant Harbormaster 6.50 

Harbor Night Patrol 5.50 

Casual Labor 
Step 1 5.50 

Step 2 5.80 

Step Maximum 6.10 

Skilled Casual Labor 7.00 

Election Officers 5.00 

Election Clerk 5.50 

Election Warden 6.00 

Summer Patrolman 

Police Matron 
Step 1 6.70 

Step 2 7.10 

Step Maximum 7.50 

Deputy Building Inspector Group H-1 

Recreation Clerk 
Step 1 4.25 

Step 2 4.75 

Step Maximum 5.25 

Library Pages 
Step 1 4.25 

Step 2 4.75 

Step Maximum 5.25 

Recording Secretary-Selectmen 7.50 

Schedule 3 — Part-time Positions 

Constable — Per Notice 20.00 

Schedule 4 — Informational Only 

Police Department (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

Schedule 5 — Informational Only 

Fire Department — (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

Schedule 6 — Informational Only 

Library — (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

Schedule 7 — Informational Only 

Municipal Clerical and Custodial — (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

Exempt Positions — (Per Fair Labor Standards Act) 

Assistant Assessor/Appraiser Librarian-Chief 

Building Inspector Police Chief 

Council on Aging Director Recreation Director 

Town Administrator Town Accountant 

Fire Chief Water Superintendent 

Harbormaster Water Supervisor 

Health Agent Public Works Superintendent 

57 



COST OF AMENDMENTS TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE BY-LAW 
IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4 



Department 


Personal Services 


129 


Town Administrator-Clerical 


135 


Town Accountant 


141 


Assessors 


241 


Building Inspector 


245 


Wire Department 


294 


Tree and Park 


295 


Harbor 


422 


Highway 


423 


Highway-Snow & Ice 


433 


Landfill 


510 


Board of Health 


541 


Council on Aging 


610 


Library 


630 


Recreation 




Grand Total 



Increase 

$1,191.00 
1,131.00 
1,055.00 
1,077.00 
1,077.00 
3,059.00 

731.00 
3,006.00 

174.00 
1,340.00 
1,164.00 
1,210.00 
1,257.00 

999.00 
$18,480.00 



SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 

(for information only — not subject to compensation plan) 

Annual Rates 

Job Title Fiscal 1997 

Town Clerk $38,599.00 

Clerk, Board of Registrars 329.00 

Treasurer-Collector 41,643.00 

Moderator 1.00 
Board of Selectmen 

Chairman 1,500 00 

Members (4) at $1,000.00 4,000.00 
Board of Assessors 

Chairman 1,300.00 

Members (2) at $ 1 ,200.00 2,400.00 



$89,772. 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 



58 



ARTICLE 5. To hear and act upon the report and recommendations of the 
Selectmen with respect to the salaries of Elected Town Officials and to see if the Town 
will vote to accept the recommendations by adopting or amending the Schedule hereto- 
fore accepted and adopted and to raise the appropriate sum of money necessary to pay for 
the increases in the salaries of the Treasurer/Collector and the Town Clerk, for the ensuing 
fiscal year. 

SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICLVLS — FISCAL 1997 

(for information only — not subject to compensation plan) 

SCHEDULE 2 
COSTS OF INCREASE IN ANNUAL RATES OF ELECTED OFFICIALS 

Department Elected Officials — Personal Services 

145 Treasurer/Collector Salary 1,016.00 

161 Town Clerk 942.00 



$1,958.00 

MOVED: That the report and recommendations of the Board of Selectmen with 
respect to increases in salaries for the Treasurer/Collector and Town Clerk be and hereby 
are accepted, and to meet the increases, the sum of One Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty- 
Eight and no/100 ($1,958.00) Dollars be and hereby is appropriated to pay for the 
increases of salaries set forth in the schedule entitled "Schedule 2 Costs of Increase in 
Annual Rates of Elected Officials" filed herewith and incorporated by reference, and the 
amount so appropriated is to be credited to the Salary Appropriation Account in accor- 
dance with the Schedule, and to meet the appropriation, the sum of One Thousand Nine 
Hundred Fifty Eight and no/ 100 ($1,958.00) Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue. 

SCHEDULE 2 
Cost of Increase in Annual Rates of Elected Officials 

Department Elected Officials — Personal Services 

145 Treasurer/Collector Salary 1,016.00 

161 Town Clerk 942.00 



$1,958.00 



Motion is adopted unanimously. 

MOVED: By that the Annual Town Meeting be recessed pending consideration of 
the Special Town Meeting Articles and that the Special Town Meeting Articles be consid- 
ered at this time. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills itemized below 
and relating to prior fiscal years: 



Vendor 



Department 



Amount 



Cohasset Habitat Condominium 
Association 



Sewer 



$135.72 



MOVED: That the sum of One Hundred Thirty-five and 72/100 ($135.72) Dollars 
be transferred from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of paying the bill itemized below and 
relating to a prior fiscal year: 



Vendor 



Department 



Amount 



Cohasset/Habitat 
Condominium Assoc. 



Sewer 



$135.72 



A 9/10 vote is required. 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or transfer from current appropriations the following sums of money to supplement 
1996 fiscal year appropriations as indicated in the following table: 



Accounts from which 
transfers are to be made 



Accounts which are to 
be supplemented 



Amount 



Surplus Revenue 
Surplus Revenue 
Surplus Revenue 
Surplus Revenue 

Surplus Revenue 
Surplus Revenue 
Surplus Revenue 



Special Counsel 
Police Expense 
Fire Expense 
Tree Park & Cemetery 

Expense 
Town Elections Payroll 
Town Elections Expense 
Town Reports Expense 



$165,000 

5,477 

924 

979 

1,895 
1,000 
1,401 



MOVED: That the transfers set forth below be approved to supplement 1996 fis- 
cal year appropriations as indicated in the following table: 



Account from which 
transfers are to be made 



Accounts which are to 
be supplemented 



Amount 



Surplus Revenue 
Surplus Revenue 
Surplus Revenue 
Surplus Revenue 

Article 35 — 11/95 
Special Town Meeting 



Special Counsel 
Police Expense 
Fire Expense 
Tree Park & Cemetery 

Expense 
Town Election Payroll 



$165,000.00 

5,477.00 

924.00 

979.00 

1,895.00 



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Article 35 — 1 1/95 Town Election Expense 1,000.00 

Special Town Meeting 

Article 35 — 1 1/95 Town Report Expense 1 ,401 .00 

Conservation Commission Conservation Commission 3,850.00 

Personnel Services Contract Services 

FURTHER MOVED: That the following transfers be made from current appro- 
priations: 

Accounts from which Accounts which are to be 

transfers are to be made supplemented Amount 

Water Dept. maturing Water Dept. General $7,887.00 

debt — principal Expense 

Water Dept. maturing Water Dept. General 42, 1 1 3 .00 

debt — interest Expense 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will authorize a transfer of money from the 
Wetlands Protection Fund to the General Fund for the purpose of administering the state 
Wetlands Protection Act. 

MOVED: That the sum of One Thousand, Five Hundred and no/100 ($1,500.00) 
Dollars be transferred from the Wetlands Protection Fund to the General Fund for the pur- 
pose of administering the State Wetlands Protection Act. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Sewer 
Commissioners, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws chapter 40, Section 4A, to enter 
into an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Hull relating to the sewering of Straits 
Pond/Hull Street area, such agreement to be essentially in the form filed with the Town 
Clerk's Office entitled, "Intermunicipal Agreement - Town of Hull", and further, to see 
what sum of money the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or otherwise, for the 
purpose of implementing the terms and conditions of the Hull Intermunicipal Agreement, 
including construction, and further, that the Town be authorized to levy betterments and 
assessments on parcels of land that are enhanced by the sewering. 

MOVED: That the Board of Sewer Commissioners, in accordance with the author- 
ity of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 4A or any other applicable statute 
be authorized to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Hull relating to 
the laying out and construction of sewers for the Straits Pond/Hull Street area, the agree- 
ment to be substantially in the form and substance as filed with the office of the Town 
Clerk entitled "Intermunicipal Agreement — Town of Hull" and further that the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be authorized to borrow the sum 
of Six Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Six Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars 
($6,326,800) from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or otherwise, for 
the purposes of implementing the terms and conditions of such Intermunicipal Agreement, 
including design and construction of the proposed sewer expansion; and that the Town be 
authorized to levy betterments and assessments on parcels of land that are specially ben- 
efited by such sewers using the methodology as established bv the Town in Article 22 of 



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the 1972 Annual Town Meeting, provided however that pursuant to section 7 of c. 65 of 
the Acts of 1962 and c. 83. section 23 of the General Laws, the portion to be paid by the 
Town shall be no amount of such costs and the portion to be so levied and assessed upon 
parcels of land so benefited shall be the entire amount of such costs. 

Amendment offered by Diane Sullivan. 

MOVED: That the Board of Sewer Commissioners, in accordance with the author- 
ity of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 4A or any other applicable statute 
be authorized to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Hull relating to 
the laying out and construction of sewers for the Straits Pond/Hull Street area, the agree- 
ment to be substantially in the form and substance as filed with the office of the Town 
Clerk entitled "Intermunicipal Agreement — Town of Hull" and further that the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be authorized to borrow the sum 
of Six Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Six Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars 
($6,326,800) from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or otherwise, for 
the purposes of implementing the terms and conditions of such Intermunicipal Agreement, 
including design and construction of the proposed sewer expansion; and that the Town be 
authorized to levy betterments and assessments for the entire amount of such costs on 
parcels of land that are specially benefited by such sewers using the methodology as estab- 
lished by the Town in Article 22 of the 1972 Annual Town Meeting, provided however, 
pursuant to section 7 of chapter 65 of the Acts of 1962 and chapter 83, section 23 of the 
General Laws, that contingent upon a vote of the town to exempt from the limitation on 
total taxes imposed by Mass General Laws c. 59 s. 21C (Proposition 2-1/2) amounts nec- 
essary to pay the principal of and interest on the amounts borrowed as authorized by this 
vote; then the portion to be paid by the Town shall be one half of such costs appropriated 
from the tax levy and the portion to be so levied and assessed upon parcels of land so ben- 
efited shall be reduced as a result of such override from the entire amount to one half of 
such costs. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Motion to amend is approved. Main motion as amended is adopted. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Sewer 
Commissioners, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 4A, to 
enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Hingham relating to the sewer- 
ing of Straits Pond/Hull street area, such agreement to be essentially in the form filed with 
the Town Clerk's Office entitled "Intermunicipal Agreement - Town of Hingham", and 
further, to see what sum of money the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or other- 
wise, for the purpose of implementing the terms and conditions of the Hingham 
Intermunicipal Agreement, including construction. 

MOVED: That the Board of Sewer Commissioners, in accordance with the author- 
ity of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 4A be authorized to enter into an 
intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Hingham relating to the sewering of Straits 
Pond/Hull Street area, the agreement to be essentially in the form filed with the office of 
Town Clerk entitied, "Intermunicipal Agreement — Town of Hingham"; and to effectuate 
the agreement, the sum of Five Thousand and no/100 ($5,000.00) Dollars be transferred 
from amounts appropriated under Article 23 of the Warrant for the 1995 Annual Town 
Meeting. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to conduct a series of investigations to evaluate benthic 
conditions as requested by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in con- 
nection with the Town's evaluation of alternatives of the treatment and disposal of its 
wastewater. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty Thousand and no/100 ($20,000.00) Dollars be 
transferred from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of conducting a series of investigations 
to evaluate the benthic conditions of Cohasset Harbor as requested by the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency in connection with the Town's evaluation of alternatives 
for the treatment and disposal of its wastewater. 

Motion is adopted imanimously. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to amend the motion adopted under 
Article 1 1 of the Warrant for the November 6, 1995 Special Town Meeting which amend- 
ment will allow the Town to seek funding from the Massachusetts Water Pollution 
Abatement Trust. The motion, as amended, would delete the word "draft" before the word 
"Report" and substitute the word "Final", and would delete the date "August, 1995" and 
substitute in its place the date "November, 1995" so that the motion as adopted would 
read: 

MOVED: That the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow the sum of Seventy Thousand and no/100 ($70,000.00) Dollars for 
the purpose of making repairs to the Town's wastewater collection system as recom- 
mended in the engineer's final report dated November 1995. 

MOVED: That the motion adopted under Article 11 of the Warrant for the 
November 6, 1995 Special Town Meeting be amended by deleting the word "draft" before 
the word "report" and substituting the word "final" and by deleting the date "August 
1995" and substituting in its place the date "November 1995" so that the motion as 
adopted would read: 

MOVED: That the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow the sum of Seventy Thousand and no/ 100 ($70,000.00) Dollars for 
the purpose of making repairs to the Town's wastewater collection system as recom- 
mended in the engineer's final report dated November, 1995. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to make value-effective repairs to the Town's wastewater 
collection system as recommended in the engineer's final report dated November, 1995. 

MOVED: That the sum of Two Hundred Thousand and no/100 ($200,000.00) 
Dollars be appropriated to make value-effective repairs to the Town's wastewater collec- 
tion system as recommended in Whitman &, Howard's final draft report dated November, 
1995 and to meet the appropriation, the sum of Ten Thousand and no/ 100 ($10,000.00) 
Dollars be transferred from the Sewer Penalty Reserve Fund and the Treasurer with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen be authorized to borrow One Hundred Ninety 
Thousand and no/100 ($190,000.00) Dollars from the State Revolving Loan Fund and to 
repay such borrowing the Town be authorized to levy betterments and assessments on 
parcels of land specially benefited by such repairs. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will accept the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Law Chapter 40, Section 39J which requires the Town, for the purposes of water 
conservation, water resource management, water resource planning and comprehensive 
financial management to adopt a pricing system which includes the cost of the provisions 
of water and sewer services to the residents and industrial and commercial users of the 
Town. 

MOVED: That the Town accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws 
Chapter 40, Section 39J which requires the Town, for the purpose of water conservation, 
water resource management, water resource planning and comprehensive financial man- 
agement to adopt a pricing system which includes the cost of the provision of water and 
sewer services to the residents and industrial and commercial users of the Town. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Sewer 
Commissioners to acquire by eminent domain, or otherwise, permanent easements from 
all of the abutters to the proposed sewer expansion known as the Straits Pond Wastewater 
Collection System. The easements will be used for the purpose of laying, constructing, 
replacing, improving, or otherwise maintaining sewer collection pipes and appurtenant 
equipment. The specific parcels, or portions thereof, over which the easements are to be 
taken are all the parcels which abut either the gravity sewer pipes, forced sewer pipes or 
pressure sewer pipes, as shown on a plan entitled, "Preliminary Straits Pond Wastewater 
Collection System" dated March 1996, prepared by Tutela Engineering Associates, a copy 
of which is on file with the Office of the Town Clerk and endorsed "Easement Plan - 
Article 10, March 30, 1995 Special Town Meeting." The specific parcels upon which the 
easements may be taken are also described in a computer printout by name of owner, 
street address and titie reference, which printout is on file with the Office of Town Clerk 
and endorsed "List of Addresses, Eminent Domain Takings - Article 10, March 30, 1996 
Special Town Meeting"; and further, to see what sum of money the Town will raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow to effectuate the acquisition of such 
easements. 

MOVED: That the Board of Sewer Commissioners be authorized to acquire by 
eminent domain, or otherwise, permanent easements from all of the abutters to the pro- 
posed sewer expansion known as the Straits Pond Wastewater Collection System. The 
easements will be used for the purpose of laying, constructing, replacing, improving, or 
otherwise maintaining sewer collection pipes and appurtenant equipment. The specific 
parcels, or portions, thereof, over which the easements are to be taken are all the parcels 
which abut either the gravity sewer pipes, forced sewer pipes or pressure sewer pipes, as 
shown on a plan entitied, "Preliminary Straits Pond Wastewater Collection System" dated 
March 1996, prepared by Tutela Engineering Associates, a copy of which is on file with 
the Office of the Town Clerk and endorsed "Easement Plan — Article 10, March 30, 1996 
Special Town Meeting." The specific parcels upon which the easements may be taken are 
also described in a computer printout by name of owner, street address and title reference, 
which printout is on file with the Office of Town Clerk and endorsed "List of Addresses, 
Eminent Domain Takings — Article 10, March 30, 1996 Special Town Meeting", and fur- 
ther, to see if the sum of Five Thousand and no/ 100 ($5,000.00) Dollars be transferred 
from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of effectuating the acquisition of such easements. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

A proclamation was offered by Merle Brown, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen. 



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WHEREAS, Jane O. Goedecke has served on the Advisory Committee from 1985 
to 1990 and on the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Cohasset from 1990 to 1996 with 
admirable perspicuity; and 

WHEREAS, she has displayed great strength of purpose and mental and physical 
vigor in the search for solutions to the ever-changing problems engendered by a vital 
community; and 

WHEREAS, she has acquitted herself with admirable resolution in pursuit of 
sound, workable town government, with clear and fearless determination. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, her fellow members of the 
Board of Selectmen of the Town of Cohasset, acknowledge with gratitude the large role 
she has played in the efforts of those volunteers who have served well in the interest of 
the general welfare of their fellow Townspeople. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET this thirtieth 
day of March, in the year One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety-Six. 

Proclamation is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to petition the State Legislature to enact private legislation to authorize the Town of 
Cohasset to install, own, operate and maintain a pipeline in and through portions of the 
Town of Hull and/or the Town of Hingham, County of Plymouth, Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to file special legislation 
with the Clerk of the General Court to authorize the Town of Cohasset to install, own, 
operate and maintain a pipeline in and through portions of the Town of Hull and/or the 
Town of Hingham, County of Plymouth, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow a sum of money to supplement the overtime expenditure account for 
the Fire Department. 

MOVED: That the sum of Seventeen Thousand, and no/100 ($17,000.00) Dollars 
be transferred from Surplus Revenue to supplement the overtime expenditure account for 
the Fire Department. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow the sum of Twenty-seven Thousand and no/100 ($27,000.00) Dollars 
for the purpose of purchasing a new, four-wheel drive multipurpose machine with mower 
deck, cab and optional attachment to be used by the Highway and Tree, Park and 
Cemetery Departments. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty-seven Thousand and no/100 ($27,000.00) 
Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of purchasing a new, four- 
wheel drive multipurpose machine with mower deck cab and optional attachment to be 
used by the Highway and Tree, Park and Cemetery Departments. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds or borrow the 
sum of One Hundred Eighty Thousand and no/100 ($180,000.00) Dollars for the purpose 
of planning and designing an elementary school on land owned by the Town of Cohasset 
off Sohier Street knows as "Deer Hill". 



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MOVED: That the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow the sum of One Hundred Eighty Thousand and no/100 ($180,000.00) 
Dollars for the purpose of planning and designing an elementary school on land owned by 
the Town of Cohasset off Sohier Street known as "Deer Hill". 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Hand Count Taken Yes 458; No 57. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds or borrow the 
sum of Nine Million, Eight Hundred Ninety Thousand and no/ 100 ($9,890,000.00) 
Dollars for the purpose of planning, designing and constructing an elementary school on 
land owned by the Town of Cohasset off Sohier Street known as "Deer Hill". 

MOVED: That Nine Million, Eight Hundred Ninety Thousand and no/100 
($9,890,000.00) Dollars is appropriated for planning, designing and constructing an ele- 
mentary school on land owned by the Town of Cohasset off Sohier Street known as "Deer 
Hill", and to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, is 
authorized to borrow Nine Million, Eight Hundred Ninety Thousand and no/ 100 
($9,890,000.00) Dollars under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or Chapter 645 of the Acts 
of 1948 as amended, and that the School Facilities Committee and/or the School 
Committee is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project; pro- 
vided, however, that this vote shall not take effect until the Town votes to exempt from the 
limitation on total taxes imposed by G.L. c. 59, S. 21C (Proposition 2-1/2) amounts 
required to pay the principal of and interest on the borrowing authorized by this vote. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Hand Count taken Yes 410; No 49. 

Motion is adopted. 

Notice was given to reconsider Articles 4 and 15 of the Special Town Meeting. 
It was moved to adjourn until Monday, April 1, 1996 at 7:30 p.m. 

MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 1, 1996 

Monday night checkers previously appointed by the Town Clerk reported to work 
at 7:00 p.m. Tellers Constance Jones, Gordon Flint, Raymond Buckley and Arthur Lehr 
were appointed by the Moderator. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m. 
and a quorum of 100 was present at that time. A total of 608 registered voters were 
checked in. 

Resolution is offered by Ralph Kidder, Chairman of the School Committee. 

WHEREAS Nancy L. Sandell has served the children and the people of Cohasset 
for nine years as a member of the Cohasset School Committee, two of those years with 
graciousness and aplomb as Chairman of the Committee; 

AND WHEREAS Ms. Sandell has devoted her time, tireless energy and many tal- 
ents to the continuous improvement of the Cohasset School Department throughout her 
service on the Committee; 

AND WHEREAS Ms. Sandell has set very high expectations for and demanded 
excellence from herself, her colleagues on the Committee, and the administrators, teach- 
ers and staff of the Cohasset Schools in every aspect of the delivery of education in 
Cohasset; 

AND WHEREAS Ms. Sandell has provided inspirational leadership in the areas of 
curriculum reform, teacher evaluation and fiscal responsibility; 

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AND WHEREAS, before serving on the School Committee, Ms. Sandell was a 
founder and charter member of the Cohasset Parent School Organization and continues to 
provide support for the PSO; 

BE IT RESOLVED by the people of Cohasset gathered in Town Meeting on this 
thirtieth day of March, 1996 that Nancy L. Sandell shall be remembered in perpetuity as 
a friend of education in Cohasset. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 

Resolution offered by Joanne Chittick member of the School Committee. 

WHEREAS, the Cohasset High School Boys' Basketball team finished their sea- 
son with a record of 19 wins and 7 losses; and 

WHEREAS, the team won the South Sectional Championship and were state 
semifinalists; and 

WHEREAS, in addition to their outstanding athletic accomplishment, the team 
and their coaches displayed a level of sportsmanship and fair play which is a credit to both 
themselves and our community. 

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the citizens of Cohasset, in Town Meeting 
assembled, recognize the achievements of the 1996 Boys' Basketball Team. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 

MOVED: To Reconsider Article 4 of the Special Town Meeting. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 4. 

MOVED: That the Board of Sewer Conmiissioners, in accordance with the author- 
ity of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 4A or any other applicable statute 
be authorized to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Hull relating to 
the laying out and construction of sewers for the Straits Pond/Hull Street area; the agree- 
ment to be substantially in the form and substance as filed with the office of the Town 
Clerk entitled "Intermunicipal Agreement — Town of Hull" and further that the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be authorized to borrow the sum 
of Six Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Six Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars 
($6,326,800) from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or otherwise, for 
the purposes of implementing the terms and conditions of such Intermunicipal Agreement, 
including design and construction of the proposed sewer expansion; and that the Town be 
authorized to levy betterments and assessments for the entire amount of such costs on 
parcels of land that are specially benefited by such sewers using the methodology as estab- 
lished by the Town in Article 22 of the 1973 Annual Town Meeting, provided however, 
pursuant to section 7 of chapter 65 of the Acts of 1962 and chapter 83, section 23 of the 
General Laws, that contingent upon a vote of the town to exempt from the limitation on 
total taxes imposed by Mass General Laws c. 59 s. 21C (Proposition 2-1/2) amounts nec- 
essary to pay the principal of and interest on the amounts borrowed as authorized by this 
vote; then the portion to be paid by the Town shall be one half of such costs appropriated 
from the tax levy and the portion to be so levied and assessed upon parcels of land so ben- 
efited shall be reduced as a result of such override from the entire amount to one half of 
such costs. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

MOVED to reconsider Article 15 of the Special Town Meeting. 

Motion is defeated. 



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ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow a sum of money not to exceed Twelve Thousand and no/100 
($12,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of obtaining professional services to assist in the 
preparation of an Open Space and Recreation Plan for Cohasset. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twelve Thousand and no/100 ($12,000.00) Dollars be 
transferred from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of obtaining professional services to 
assist in the preparation of an Open Space and Recreation Plan for Cohasset. 

Motion is adopted. 

MOVED: That this Special Town Meeting be dissolved and that the Annual Town 
Meeting proceed. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Proclamation offered by Merle Brown, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen: 

WHEREAS, Richard A. Henderson has represented the Town of Cohasset as 
Assistant Town Counsel since 1974, and as Town Counsel since 1982; and 

WHEREAS, he has provided sound legal advice on a wide variety of matters 
involving the Town with dedicated application, making his services readily available at 
whatever hour called upon, day or night; and 

WHEREAS, he has approached the many complicated concerns of the Town with 
concentrated focus and interpretive acuity; and 

WHEREAS, he has been a source of quick-witted, self-effacing humor that has 
endeared him to many of those with whom he has toiled, thereby lessening tension and 
inspiring a spirit of charity. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Board of Selectmen of 
the TOWN OF COHASSET, acknowledge his many years of dedicated service to the 
Town with gratitude for a job well done. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET this thirti- 
eth day of March, in the year One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety-Six. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will assume liability in the manner provided in 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 91, Section 29 for all damages that may be incurred 
by work to be performed by the Department of Environmental Management of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the improvements, development, maintenance and 
protection of tidal and nontidal rivers and streams, harbors, tidewaters and foreshores 
along public beaches, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 91, 
Section 1 1, and authorize the Selectmen to execute a bond of indemnity therefor to the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

MOVED: That the Town assume liability in the manner provided in Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 93, Section 29 for all damages that may be incurred by work to be 
performed by the Department of Environmental Management of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts for improvements, development, maintenance and protection of tidal and 
nontidal rivers, and streams, harbors, tidewaters and foreshores along public beaches with- 
in the Town of Cohasset, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 91, 
Section 1 1 and the Selectmen be and hereby are authorized to execute a bond of indem- 
nity therefor to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of rev- 
enue for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996, in accordance with the provisions of 

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Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4 and to issue a note or notes therefor 
payable within one year and to renew any note or notes therefor. 

MOVED: That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, 
be authorized to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the Revenue of the fis- 
cal year beginning July 1, 1996, in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4 and to issue a note or notes therefor payable within 
one year, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for any period less than one year 
in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of acquiring the land consist- 
ing of approximately 50 acres known as "Turkey Hill" which acquisition would be in con- 
junction with the Town of Hingham and the land would be used for conservation purposes. 
The land to be acquired is more particularly shown on Cohasset Assessor's Maps as Lots 
1, 3, 4, 5, 5 A and 5B, Map 75 and Lots 40, 41 and 42, Map 85, and on Hingham Assessor's 
Maps as Lot 3B on May 75 and Lots 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 on Map 65, a copy of which 
plans are filed with the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Cohasset and marked 
"Plans, Article 8". 

MOVED: To authorize the Board of Selectmen and Conservation Commission to 
investigate the ways and means of acquiring the land consisting of approximately 50 acres 
know as "Turkey Hill" which acquisition would be in conjunction with the Town of 
Hingham and the land would be used for conservation purposes. The land to be acquired 
is more particularly shown on Cohasset Assessor's Maps as Lots 1, 3, 4, 5, 5A and 5B 
Map 75 and Lots 40, 41 and 42, Map 85, and on Hingham Assessor's Maps as Lot 3B on 
Map 75 and Lots 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 on Map 65, a copy of which plans are filed with 
the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Cohasset and marked "Plans, Article 8". 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of funding an equipment replacement 
account for capital expenditures in accordance with the contract for the operation of the 
Water Department facilities. 

MOVED: That die sum of Fifty Thousand and no/100 ($50,000.00) Dollars be 
transferred from Water Revenue for the purpose of funding an equipment replacement 
account for capital expenditures in accordance with the contract for the operation of the 
Water Department facilities. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds, or borrow a sum of money not to exceed Four Thousand and no/ 100 
($4,000.00) Dollars to provide Cohasset's share of the expenses of the South Shore 
Regional Refuse Disposal Board. 

MOVED: That the sum of Four Thousand and no/ 100 ($4,000.00) Dollars be trans- 
ferred from Surplus Revenue to provide Cohasset's share of expense of the South Shore 
Regional Refuse Disposal Board. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of 
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 148, Section 26H which requires the installation of 
automatic sprinkler systems in lodging or boarding houses. 

MOVED: That the Town accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws 
Chapter 148, Section 26H which requires the installation of automatic sprinkler systems 
in lodging or boarding houses. 

Motion is adopted. 

Proclamation offered by Michael Sullivan. 

WHEREAS, ELIZABETH B. RIPLEY has served the Town of Cohasset in the 
capacities of secretary and bookkeeper to the Superintendent of Schools and the School 
Committee from 1958 to 1961, as part-time bookkeeper in the High School business office 
from 1969 to 1980, as a member of the 1970 Bicentennial Committee, as Assistant 
Treasurer from 1982 to 1984, as a member of the Computer Study Committee, and as 
Treasurer/Collector from 1984 to 1996; and 

WHEREAS, while Treasurer/Collector she also served on the statewide Education 
Committee of City and Town Treasurers and taught at their annual school; and 

WHEREAS, under her direction as Treasurer/Collector, her department has taken 
a number of significant steps to improve cash flow, increase investment income, modern- 
ize the collection process through quarterly tax billing and has adopted procedures for 
more aggressive collection of delinquent taxes; 

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Selectmen expresses great appreciation for her 
twenty-eight years of service and dedication to the standards of her profession and her 
contribution towards the welfare of the citizens of the Town. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET this thirti- 
eth day of March, in the year One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety-Six. 

Proclamation is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow the sum of Four Thousand, Three Hundred and no/100 ($4,300.00) 
Dollars for the purpose of repairing roadside fences on various streets throughout the 
Town. 

MOVED: That the sum of Four Thousand, Three Hundred and no/100 ($4,300.00) 
Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of repairing roadside fences 
on various streets throughout the Town. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will authorize the formulations of a plan for a 
"Pay per Bag" system as an alternative funding mechanism for the existing permit fee to 
partially fund operations at the Recycling Transfer Facility and in connection therewith to 
apply for any grants available to assist in the development or implementation of such sys- 
tem. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds, or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of installing air conditioning equip- 
ment at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. 



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MOVED: That the sum of Seven Thousand and no/100 ($7,000.00) Dollars be 
transferred from Suq)lus Revenue for the purpose of installing air conditioning equipment 
at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

Resolution offered by Mark DeGiacomo, member of tiie Zoning Board of 
Appeals. 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

WHEREAS, Myma Putziger has served as a member of the Zoning Board of 
Appeals for over 16 years including 13 years as Chairperson of that Board; and 

WHEREAS, Myma Putziger has decided that as a result of pressing business 
concerns she will not accept reappointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals; and 

WHEREAS, in connection with this service Myma Putziger has spend hundreds 
of hours in this volunteer position for the good of the town; and 

WHEREAS, the Town has greatly benefited from Myma Putziger's contribution of 
her valuable time, expertise and talent. 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the citizens of Cohasset in Town Meeting 
here assembled, hereby record their sincere appreciation for the long and devoted service 
rendered the Town of Cohasset by Myma Putziger. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to file 
special legislation which would permit the office of Treasurer/Collector to be an appointed 
position at the conclusion of the term of the individual who is elected to that office at the 
1996 Annual Town Election. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized and directed to file with the 
Clerk of the General Court special legislation to permit the office of Treasurer/Collector 
to be an appointed position at the conclusion of the term of the individual who is elected 
to that office at the 1996 Annual Town Meeting. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to amend ARTICLE I of the General 
Bylaws, INTRODUCTION, by adding thereto a new paragraph (w) to Section 3 thereof 
which shall read as follows: 

(w) Except as otherwise provided by these Bylaws, no appointed member of a com- 
mittee shall serve for more than three terms. This paragraph shall not apply to ex-officio 
members. 

MOVED: That Article 1 of the General Bylaws, INTRODUCTION , be amended 
by adding thereto a new paragraph (w) to Section 3 thereof which shall read as follows: 

(w) Except as otherwise provided by these Bylaws, no appointed member of a com- 
mittee shall serve for more than three terms. This paragraph shall not apply to ex-officio 
members. 

Motion is defeated . 



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ARTICLE 17. 

Name Address 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 53 Pond St. 

Kevin F. O'Donnell 196 Fairoaks Ln. 

James C. Kinch 77 Forest Ave. 

Nicholas J. Driscoll 42 Wheelwright Fm. 

Ansley W. Pearce 23 Forest Notch 

Mary O. Kelly 247 Fair Oaks Ln. 

Mary E. Gainor 168 Sohier St. 

Charles Gainor 168 Sohier St. 

Linda Keller 2 Cushing Rd. 

Constance Afshar 141 South Main St. 

To see if the Town will vote to rezone a portion of a certain district as shown on the 
Zoning Map identified as Zoning district Map of the Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, 
October 1, 1976 as revised to 1985 prepared by Edwin Young, R.L.S., R.P.E. (hereinafter 
called the Map) so that the light industry area east of Chief Justice Cushing Way and a 
portion of the light industry area northwest of Sohier Street and on the west side of Chief 
Justice Cushing Highway as shown on the area crosshatched on the Map, and identified 
"PL" located northwest of a straight line running from the intersection of King Street and 
Chief Justice Cushing Way south of Crocker Lane and ending at an intersection of the 
existing Light Industrial Zone and Trustees of Reservation land, and more particularly 
shown on a copy of the Map on file with the Town Clerk and showing the aforesaid area 
outlined in red and identified as "NEW HIGHWAY BUSINESS DISTRICT' be rezoned 
as highway business by eighty thousand (80,000) square feet, that the Town reprint the 
zoning map so said area shall be colored red and identified with the letters "HB"; and that 
the Town appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow a sum of money for the 
purpose of reprinting the Town zoning map to contain the reflected changes authorized 
herein. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 5 - AREA REGU- 
LATIONS, of the Zoning Bylaw by adding to Subsection 5.4 Table of Area Regulations 
Notes, a new paragraph numbered 5.4.12 which shall read as follows: 

5.4. 12 In any district a single flag pole may be constructed in excess of 35 feet, but 
not greater than 75 feet, for the display of non-commercial flags, provided it is placed no 
closer to a lot line than the height of the flag pole, and if illuminated, does not shine onto 
any abutting property. 

MOVED: That Section 5 - AREA REGULATIONS, of the Zoning Bylaw be 
amended by adding to Section 5.4 - Table of Area Regulations Notes , a new paragraph 
numbered 5.4.12 which shall read as follows: 

5.4.12 By Special Permit, issued by the Board of Appeals, in any district a single 
flag pole may be constructed in excess of 35 feet, but not greater than 75 feet, for the dis- 
play of non-commercial flags, provided it is placed no closer to a lot line than the height 
of the flag pole, if illuminated, does not shine onto any abutting property. 

A 2/3 vote is required . 

Motion is defeated . 



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ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to sell the real property known as the "Hagerty Property Showroom" together with the 
land adjacent thereto not to exceed 8,000 square feet, all as shown on a plan marked 
"Article 19" on file with the office of the Town Clerk on such terms and conditions as they 
deem appropriate and in the best interests of the Town of Cohasset, and further, as appur- 
tenant to such sale, the Board of Selectmen are authorized to grant an easement on adja- 
cent town land for the maintenance and repair of a septic system to service the land and 
building being sold as authorized hereunder. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized and directed to sell the real 
property known as "Hagerty Property showroom" together with the land adjacent thereto 
consisting of 7,500 square feet, all as shown on a plan marked "Article 19" on file with 
the office of the Town Clerk on such terms and conditions as the Board of Selectmen shall 
deem appropriate and in the best interests of the Town of Cohasset, and in connection with 
such sale, the Board of Selectmen are authorized to grant an easement on adjacent town 
land for the construction, maintenance, repair and replacement of a septic system to ser- 
vice the land and building being sold as authorized herein. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Motion is defeated . 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town Zoning Law and 
Town Zoning Map to rezone a parcel of land shown as Lot 1 1 on Board of Assessors' 
Map 37 as Residential A. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to form a committee to investigate the 
most effective means for restoring to the real estate tax rolls the real property, together 
with improvements thereon, shown as Plot 33 on Board of Assessors' Map 18 and known 
as the Osgood School, the committee so appointed shall report to a Special Town Meeting 
in the fall of 1996. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen establish a committee to investigate the 
most effective means for restoring to the real estate tax rolls the real property, together 
with improvements thereon, shown as Plot 33 on Board of Assessors' Map 18 and known 
as the Osgood School with instructions to the committee so appointed to report to a 
Special Town meeting in the fall of 1996. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of purchasing school buses. 
MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 
Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow a sum of money to remodel the auditorium and gymnasium at the 
Junior/Senior High School. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to accept an easement for an existing storm drain encumbering the land known as and 
numbered 265 North Main Street, Cohasset, Massachusetts, which land is now or was for- 
merly owned by Eastern Edison Company. The easement to be acquired conmiences on 
North Main Street and runs in a southerly direction to land now or formerly of the Old 
Colony Railroad and is the area outlined in red on a plan entitled "Plan - Article 24" and 
on file with the Office of the Town Clerk. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized and directed to accept an 
easement for an existing storm drain encumbering the land known as and numbered 365 
North Main Street, Cohasset, Massachusetts, which land is now or was formerly owned 
by Eastern Edison Company. One portion of the easement to be acquired commences on 
North Main Street and runs in a southerly direction to land now or formerly of the Old 
Colony Railroad and the other portion of the easement commences on the westerly bound- 
ary of the grantor and runs in an easterly direction to the "Old Colony Ponds" as shown 
on the plan hereafter mentioned a distance of 51 feet, through the Old Cooling Ponds to 
its easterly shore and then easterly and northeasterly a distance of approximately 100 feet 
to a catch basin, all as shown as the areas outlined in red on a plan entitled "Plan - 
Article 24" and on file with the Office of the Town Clerk. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

MOVED: That this meeting stand adjourned until the Annual Town Election on 
April 6, 1996 at 8:00 a.m. 

Motion is adopted unanimously at 10 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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TOWN ELECTION 
APRIL 6. 1996 



Polls open at 8 p.m. 
Total Voters 3,188 



Close 6 p.m. 
Percent 62% 



ABSENTEES — 317 



Election officers sworn in by Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas, at 7:45 a.m. were 
as follows: 

Domenic Baccari Carla Getto 

Margaret Bates Jean Thompson 

Alba Crossen Gertrude Waldfogel 

Ruth Pratt Janice Rosano 

Deborah Protulis Avis Sweeney 

Kathleen Rhodes Eileen Corbett 

Jacquelyn McGuire Grace Tuckerman 

SELECTMEN FOR THREE YEARS — VOTE FOR ONE 





Pctl 


Pet 2 


Total 


Martha K. Gjesteby (2) 

Robert V. Davenport (3) 

Roseanne Ronnie M. McMorris (4) 

Nancy A. Roth (5) 

Roy Fitzsinmions 

Blanks 


623 
237 
708 
812 

836 


612 
372 
762 
556 
1 
834 


1,235 
609 
1,470 
1,368 
1 
1,670 


Overvotes 


16 


8 


24 


Total 


852 


842 


1,694 


MODERATOR FOR THREE YEARS - 


-VOTE FOR ONE 




George L. Marlette,in (8) 
Roy Fitzsimmons 
Baressi 


1,162 


1,072 

1 
1 


2,234 

1 
1 


Blanks 


454 


500 


954 



Overvotes 

total 1,616 1,574 3,190 

TOWN CLERK FOR THREE YEARS — VOTE FOR ONE 

Marion L.Douglas (11) 1,120 1,134 2,254 

Blanks 496 438 934 

Overvotes 

Total 1,616 1,572 3,188 

TREASURER/COLLECTOR FOR THREE YEARS — VOTE FOR ONE 



Joseph D. Buckley (14) 


897 


877 


1774 


Wigmore A. Pierson (15 


318 


309 


627 


Patricia Anne Walsh (16) 


216 


219 


435 


Blanks 


182 


163 


345 


Overvotes 


3 


4 


7 


Total 


1,616 


1,572 


3,188 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE FOR THREE YEARS — VOTE FOR ONE 





Pct.1 


Pet 2 


Total 


Keith T.Knowles (21) 


267 


331 


598 


Owen L. O'Malley (22) 


292 


319 


611 


Richard P. Shea (23) 


771 


589 


1,360 


Blanks 


274 


324 


598 


Overvotes 


12 


9 


21 


Total 


1,616 


1,572 


3,188 


TRUSTEE FOR MEMORIAL LIBRARY FOR THREE YEARS — 




VOTE FOR THREE 








Sheila S. Evans (26) 


965 


876 


1,841 


Doris R. McNulty (27) 


861 


788 


1,649 


Roger L. Lowe (28) 


819 


743 


1,562 


Blanks 


2,203 


2,309 


4,512 


Overvote 








Total 


4,848 


4,716 


9,564 


ASSESSOR FOR THREE YEARS - 


-VOTE FOR ONE 




James W. Lagrotteria (31) 


1094 


1049 


2143 


Blanks 


522 


523 


1045 



Overvotes 

Total 1616 1572 3188 

BOARD OF HEALTH FOR THREE YEARS — VOTE FOR ONE 

Kevin M. Ulmer (34) 1,134 1,046 2,180 

Blanks 482 526 1,008 

Overvotes 

Total 1,616 1,572 3,188 

COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR FIVE YEARS — VOTE FOR ONE 

John D. Muncey (37) 1,125 1,127 2,252 

Blanks 491 445 936 

Overvotes 

Total 1,616 1,572 3,188 

PLANNING BOARD FOR FIVE YEARS — VOTE FOR ONE 

Terry J. Atherton (40) 750 815 1565 

Michael Mullin (41) 358 274 632 

Blanks 508 481 989 

Overvotes 2 2 

RECREATION COMMISSIONER FOR FIVE YEARS — VOTE FOR ONE 

Thomas Wigmore (44) 1,067 1,084 2,151 

Blanks 549 488 1,037 

Overvotes 

Total 1,616 1,572 3,188 



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SEWER COMMISSIONER FOR THREE YEARS — VOTE FOR ONE 



Pet. 1 


Pet. 2 Total 


Edward M. Guild (47) 844 


709 1,552 


Jack L. Noble (48) 455 


536 991 


Blanks 317 


327 644 


Overvotes 


1 1 


Total 1,616 


1,572 3,188 


WAiER COMMISSIONER FOR THREE YEARS - 


- VOTE EOR ONE 


Riehard D. Muneey (51) 535 


751 1,286 


John P. Raffeity (52) 643 


459 1,102 


Blanks 438 


360 798 


Overvote 


2 2 


Total 1,616 


1,572 3,188 


PROP 2-1/2 OUESTION DEBT EXCLUSION 





Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from the provisions of 
Proposition 2-1/2, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds to be issued in 
order to finance planning, designing and constructing an elementary school on land owned 
by the Town of Cohasset off Sohier Street known as "Deer Hill" ? 





Yes 


61 


868 


706 


1,574 




No 


62 


692 


802 


1,494 


Blanks 






55 


64 


119 


Overvote 








1 


1 


Total 






1,616 


1,572 


3,188 



The polls closed at 6 p.m. The results were declared at 7:45 p.m. 

A True Record, Attest: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



SPECIAL TOWnV ELECTION 
MAY 4, 1996 

Polls open at 8 a.m. Close at 6 p.m. 

Total Voters 1,945 Per Cent 37.9% 

Total Absentee Voters Pet 1 — 84 
Pet 2 — 39 
Percent of Absentee Voters 2.4% 

Election officers sworn in by Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas, at 7:45 a.m. were 
as follows: 



Domenic Baccari Alba Crossen 

Carla Getto Frederick Koed 

Katherine Lincoln Elizabeth Logan 

Janet MacLure Ruth Pratt 



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Deborah Protulis Janice Rosano 

Jean Thompson Grace Tuckerman 

Gertrude Waldfogel Jacquelyn McGuire 

Proposition 2-1/2 Question Debt exclusion 

Shall the town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposi- 
tion 2-1/2, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to lay out 
and construct sewers for the Straits Pond/Hull Street Area? 

Pre 1 Pre 2 Total 

Yes (6) 602 319 912 

No (7) 455 534 989 

Blanks 6 28 34 

Overvote 10 1 

Total 1,064 881 1,945 

The polls closed at 6 p.m., the results were declared at 6:45 p.m. 

A True Record, Attest: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
AUGUST 12. 1996 

At the Special Town Meeting held on August 12, 1996 at the South Shore Music 
Circus the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as recorded. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen and sworn in by the 
Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas, at 6:45 p.m. were Jacquelyn McGuire, Deborah Protulis, 
Carla Getto, Margaret Heman, Susan Kent, Kathleen Rhodes, Janice Rosano, Jean 
Thompson and Gertrude Waldfogel. Tellers appointed by the Moderator, George L. 
Marlette, III, were Constance Jones, Arthur Lehr, Elizabeth Logan, Louise Flint, Gordon 
Flint, Janet MacLure and Louis Simeone. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:55 p.m. and a quorum of 100 was 
present at that time. 

The call of meeting was examined by the Moderator and found to be in order. It was 
moved to dispense with the reading of the call of the Meeting and Return of Service. 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

The registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled 1,589. 

ARTICLE 1. 

Name Address 

Joanne Young 264 North Main St. 

Leonora C. Jenkins 198 Jerusalem Rd. 

Thomas R. Jerome 268 Beechwood St. 

F. Roy Fitzsimmons 1 16 Doane St. 

Alexander C. Koines 380 Atlantic Ave. 

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Frederick Quelle 120 Nichols Rd. 

Jessica L. Jenkins 198 Jerusalem Rd. 

Norman F. Knight 198 Jerusalem Rd. 

Mary Edmonds 76 Pond St. 

Frederick G. Grassie 9 Atlantic Ave. 

We the undersigned hereby request that a Special Town Meeting be held for the 

purpose of reconsidering the vote of the town meeting held on March 30, 1996 to borrow 

$9,980,000.00 for the construction of a new school. 

MOVED: That the autiiority granted by virtue of Article 15 of die Special Town 

Meeting of March 30, 1996 to expend funds for the construction of certain improvements 

be terminated effective upon this vote and that thereafter no further funds be spent on such 

purposes, provided that this vote will not apply to commitments, contracts, expenditures 

already encumbered or accrued, or legal obligations entered into, prior to the date of this 

vote. 

A secret paper ballot was ordered by the Moderator. 

Yes 448; No 885. 
Motion is defeated . 

Notice was given by Paula Knowles that Article 1 may be reconsidered at an 
adjourned session of this meeting. 

It was moved by Peter Pratt, member of the Board of Selectmen, that this meeting 
stand adjourned until Monday, August 19, 1996 at 7:30 p.m. at the South Shore Music 
Circus. Motion voted at 12:45 a.m. 

MONDAY EVENING — AUGUST 19, 1996 

Monday night checkers and tellers were appointed by the Moderator. The 
Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. and a quorum of 100 was present at 
that time. A total of 861 registered voters were checked in. 

ARTICLE 2. 

Name Address 

Diane C. Sullivan 708 Jerusalem Rd. 

John W. Sullivan 708 Jerusalem Rd. 

James R. Lennon 20 Tad Ln. 

Patrick A. Plante 798 Jerusalem Rd. 

Maria A. Plante 798 Jerusalem Rd. 

Alan Genovese 86 Howe Rd. 

Linda Genovese 86 Howe Rd. 

Jane M. Forrer 5 Diab Ln. 

Keith H. Van Etten 5 Diab Ln. 

James M. Shaughnessy 60 Howe Rd. 

To see if the town will vote to reconsider the vote of the Special Town Meeting 
held on March 30, 1996 to borrow the sum of $6,326,800.00 for the construction of a 
sewer project in the Strait's Pond/Hull Street area. 

MOVED: That the town amend Article 4 of the Special Town Meeting of March 
30, 1996, by voting, pursuant to Section 7 of Chapter 65 of the Acts of 1962 and Chapter 
83, Section 23 of the General Laws, to fix and determine the portion of the amount autho- 
rized to be borrowed by Article 4 of the Special Town Meeting of March 30, 1996 to be 
paid for by the Town from the tax levy and general revenues of the Town at one half of 
such amount, thereby reducing the portion to be levied and assessed upon parcels of land 

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so benefited from the entire amount to one half of such amount; provided however that 
this vote is contingent upon the passage of a vote of the town to exempt from the limita- 
tion or total taxes imposed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, Section 21C 
("Proposition 2-1/2") the amounts necessary to pay the principal of and interest on the 
amounts borrowed as authorized by Article 4 of the Special Town Meeting of March 30, 

1996. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Hand count taken. Yes 426; No 370. 

Motion is defeated . 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of $500,000 for the purpose of establishing a local loan 
fund authorized by c. 1 1 1, s 1276^2 of the General Laws, or any other applicable statute 
including the Home Rule act referenced below for residents to borrow for the purpose of 
having premises in the town to be properly serviced by septic systems to meet the mini- 
mum requirements of the Massachusetts State Sanitary Code Title V and local Board of 
Health regulations; and further to request the Town's representative to the General Court 
to seek a Special Act of the legislature to carry out the foregoing, or act on anything relat- 
ing thereto. Said Loan program is to be in accordance with eligibility and loan regulations 
to be jointly established by the Board of Health and the Board of Sewer Commissioners. 

MOVED: That this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or transfer from 
available funds, the sum of Two Thousand ($2,000.00) Dollars to defray the costs of con- 
ducting this Special Town Meeting, said sum to be added to the following accounts: 

(a) Elections & Town Meetings — Personal Services — $1,(X)0 

(b) Town Reports — $1,000 

MOVED: That the sum of Three Thousand ($3,000.00) Dollars be appropriated to 
the following accounts: Two Thousand ($2,000.00) Dollars for Elections and Town 
Meetings - Personal Services and One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars be appropriated for 
town reports and to meet this appropriation, the sum of Three Thousand ($3,000.00) 
Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to accept a collective bargaining agree- 
ment by and between the Town of Cohasset and the Konohasset Clerical and Custodial 
Association, and to see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, 
or transfer from available funds to effectuate the agreement. 

MOVED: That the town accept a collective bargaining agreement dated July 11, 
1996 by and between the Town of Cohasset and the Konohasset Clerical and Custodial 
Association, and to raise and appropriate from the tax levy and other general revenues of 
the Town the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Nine Hundred ($25,900.00) Dollars to pay 
for the cost items in such agreement. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to Amend the Vote of the Town Meeting 
held on March 30, 1996 to require the proposed new elementary School to be situated on 
that portion on the Town owned land located Northerly of the Deer Hill School or other 
suitable location, and that the School Facilities Committee (School Building Committee) 
ensure that the final plan meet the following design criteria: 

1. Total School Site Area shall be sufficient in size to meet all present and future 
needs for a elementary school. 

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2. Proper Building Orientation. 

3. Adequate windows and natural ventilation. 

4. Adequate outside play areas constructed of natural materials. 

5. Adequate vehicular access. 

6. Elimination of high retaining walls and construction of fire lanes. 

7. Adequate separation from Detention Ponds. 

8. Fence protection from streets and other hazards. 

MOVED: That the proposed elementary school, access roads, parking area, and 
playgrounds be located as shown on attached sketch SK-8400, on file in the office of the 
Town Clerk, provided that such relocation can be accomplished within the requirements 
of all existing state and local approved funding. 

Motion is defeated. 

It was moved and seconded that this meeting be dissolved. Motion voted unan- 
imously at 10:20 p.m. 

A True Copy, Attest: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 

STATE PRIMARY 
SEPTEMBER 17. 1996 

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m. 
Total Voters — 862 Percent — 17.24 

Total Absentee Voters — 50 

Election officers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion Douglas, at 6:45 a.m. were 



as follows: 








Domenic Baccari 


Alba Crossen 






Louise FUnt 


Margaret Heman 






Katherine Lincoln 


Elizabeth Logan 






Janet MacLure 


Jacquelyn McGuire 






Ruth Pratt 


Deborah Protulis 






Jean Thompson 


Grace Tuckerman 






Gertrude Waldfogel 


Jeanne McAuliffe 
Democratic Party 






Senator in Congress 


Pre. 1 Pre. 2 


Total 


John P. Kerry 


138 


173 


311 


Blanks 


126 


119 


245 


Total 






556 


Reoresentative in Congress 






Ian A. Bowles 


39 


41 


80 


WiUiam D. Delahunt 


51 


56 


107 


Philip W. Johnston 


119 


156 


275 


Walter S. Murray 


9 


6 


15 


Blanks 


46 


33 


79 


Total 






556 



81 



Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 
Councillor 

Christopher A. lannella, Jr. 74 92 166 

Joseph P. McEttrick 113 122 235 

Blanks 78 77 155 

Total 556 

Senator in General Court 

Robert Delahunt, Jr. 124 178 302 

Blanks 140 114 254 

Total 556 

Representative in General Court 

write-ins 



Mary Jeanette Murray 




3 


3 


Chartis Langmaid 




2 


2 


Nancy Buckley 


2 


1 


3 


Peter Pratt 


1 


1 


2 


Blanks 


263 


283 


546 


Total 






556 


Reester of Probate 








Thomas Patrick Hughes 


119 


163 


282 


Blanks 


145 


129 


274 


Total 






556 


County TVeasurer 








Timothy R Cahill 


58 


75 


133 


Gary D. Jones 


37 


33 


70 


Michael J. Joyce 


58 


74 


132 


John D. Vozzella 


11 


18 


29 


Blanks 


100 


92 


192 


Total 






556 


County Commissioner 








John Gillis 


68 


109 


177 


William R O'Donnell 


.71 


79 


150 


Blanks 


389 


396 


785 


Total 


Republican Party 




1,112 










William R Weld 


122 


95 


217 


write-in 








Susan Gallagher 




1 


1 


Blanks 


43 


45 


_88 


Total 






306 



82 



Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 



Representative in Congress 








Steven Pappas 


11 


12 


23 


Francis W. Sargent 


35 


35 


70 


Edward B. league 


104 


81 


185 


write-in 








Philip Johnston 




1 


1 


Blanks 


15 


12 


27 


Total 






306 










Blanks 






306 


Total 






306 


Senator in General Court 








Robert L. Hedlund 


139 


114 


253 


write-in 








Dr. Nicholas Manganaro 




1 


1 


Blanks 


26 


26 


52 


Total 






306 


RcEresentative in General Court 








Mary Jeanette Murray 


139 


117 


256 


Blanks 


26 


24 


50 


Total 






306 


Register of Probate 








write-ins 








R. Janice Connolly 


6 


6 


12 


Blanks 


159 


135 


294 


Total 






306 


County Ti-easurer 








Robert D. Hall, Jr. 


133 


93 


226 


Blanks 


32 


48 


80 


Total 






306 


CQlinty Commissioner 








write-in 








Paul D. McDonough 


6 


6 


12 


Blanks 


322 


272 


594 


Total 






612 


Libertarian Party 







The Libertarian Party did not receive any votes or any write-ins. 
The polls closed at 8 p.m. and the results were declared at 9:30 p.m. 

A True Copy, Attest: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 

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RECOUNT 
SEPTEMBER 28. 1996 

The Board of Registrars scheduled a recount for Representative in Congress, Tenth 
District on Saturday, September 28, 1996 at 10 a.m. at the Cohasset Town Hall 
Auditorium. 

The following election workers assisted in the recount: 
Margaret Heman Deborah Protulis 

Jacquelyn McGuire Janice Rosano 

The counsels for Philip W. Johnston were Mark Collins, Catherine Culler and 
Agnes McCann. Observers present were Robert M. Davenport, Patricia A. Laugelle, 
Donna J. McGee and Ellynn B. Packard. 

The counsel for William D. Delahunt was Paul Matthews. Observers present were 
John E. Walsh, Lisa M. Dick, William Young, John F. Kennedy, Edna Parker, Elizabeth 
Kindle, Kevin Krurella and Robert Edgren. 

Paul DeRensis, Town Counsel, represented the Town Clerk and the Registrars. 

As determined by the recount, the votes cast for the position of Representative in 
Congress, Tenth District were as follows: 





Pre. 1 


Pre. 2 


Total 


Ian A. Bowles 


39 


38 


77 


William D. Delahunt 


58 


66 


124 


Philip W Johnston 


127 


171 


298 


Walter S. Murray 


10 


7 


17 


Blanks 


30 


10 


40 


Total 






556 



A True Record, ATTEST: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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INDEX FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
OCTOBER 28. 1996 

ARTICLE NO. DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLE 

Resolution for Jean Simonds — Member of the Planning Board. 

1. $7,500 for office at Recycling Transfer Station Defeated. 

2. $230,000 to supplement funds for the public works garage. Adopted. 

3. Authorize the Treasurer to borrow $60,000 to extend water main from 
Cedar Ledge Village to the DPW garage site. Adopted. 

4. Transfer $17,247 from surplus revenue to purchase two stainless 
steel sand spreaders for the DPW. Adopted unanimously. 

5. Amend bylaws to add new subsection k. Section 2, Selectmen of 
Article in, to provide for the making of temporary repairs to private 
ways. Adopted. 

6. Transfer $50,000 from surplus revenue to repair private ways. 
Adopted. 

7. Authorize the Treasurer to borrow $166,861 to resurface and repair 
certain streets in town. Adopted unanimously. 

8 . Authorize the Treasurer to borrow $27 , 8 1 2 to repair various sidewalks 
in town. Adopted unanimously. 

9. Transfer $5,000 from surplus revenue to design drainage facilities for 
a portion of Forest Ave. thru Heather Drive to Cedar Acres Ln. 
Adopted. 

10. Indefinitely postponed to erect a barrier on James Ln. Adopted 
unanimously. 

1 1 . Transfer from surplus revenue $49,740.30 to pay special counsel fees. 
Adopted. 

12. Amend bylaws - delete Article in, section 4 and insert new section 
under Article IV Appointed Town Officers, Section 20. Treasurer- 
Collector. Adopted. 

13. Amend bylaws - delete Article XI, Section 5, f Longevity and replace 
it. Adopted. 

14. $8,450 be appropriated to fund the amended longevity schedule. 
Adopted. 

15. Reclassify positions. Adopted unanimously. 

16. $26,617 to supplement FY97 appropriations for various departments. 
Adopted unanimously. 

17. Transfer from surplus revenue $26,000 to make improvements to 
James Brooks tidal gates. Adopted unanimously. 

18. Indefinitely postponed engaging a project manager for ongoing 
projects. Adopted. 

19. Appropriate $324,000 to acquire a portion of the Saponaro property. 
Adopted unanimously. 

20. Petition General Court to enact legislation relative to parking fines. 
Adopted unanimously. 

21. Amend bylaw Article IX Harbor, Section 2 Moorings paragraph ii. 
Adopted unanimously. 



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22. Transfer from surplus revenue $1,200 to purchase hardware, etc. for 
town hall computer network. Adopted unanimously. 

23. Transfer from surplus revenue $100,000 to be added to the stabiliza- 
tion fund. Adopted unanimously. 

24. Transfer from surplus revenue $1,560.34 to pay unpaid bills relating 
to a prior fiscal year. Adopted. 

25. Board of Selectmen to appoint a Town History Committee of twenty 
citizens to write volume #3. Adopted. 

26. Transfer from surplus revenue $90,000 for replacement school buses. 
Adopted unanimously. 

27. Transfer from surplus revenue $140,000 to remodel the auditorium 
and install a sound system in the gymnasium at CHS. Adopted. 

28. Transfer from surplus revenue $49,600 for air conditioning system at 
the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. Adopted unanimously. 

29. Appropriate $66,864 to supplement the snow removal deficit. 
Adopted unanimously. 

30. Transfer $5,000 from the Overlay Surplus Account for revaluation of 
property within the town. Adopted unanimously. 

3 1 . Chapter Eighty, Section Thirteen B of the General Laws (c.80, s. 1 3B) 
be accepted by the town. Adopted unanimously. 

32. Appropriate $10,000 from Water Department revenues to fund 
Section 22 to States grant for water supply protection study. Adopted 
unanimously. 

33. Appropriate $87,000 to use for renovations at the Water Treatment 
Plant. Adopted unanimously. 

34. Transfer $2,700 from Overlay Surplus Account for Council on Elder 
Affairs to purchase a computer and software. Adopted unanimously. 

35. Transfer $7,300 from Overlay Surplus Account to purchase a van for 
the Council on Elder Affairs. Adopted unanimously. 

36. Transfer $6,000 from Overlay Surplus Account to the Fire Depart- 
ment to repair the pump panel of Engine #2. Adopted unanimously. 

37. Transfer from surplus revenue $6,000 for the Fire Department to pur- 
chase 6 portable two-way radios. Adopted unanimously. 

38. Appropriate $45,000 for the Board of Health to establish on-site 
wastewater management districts. Adopted. 

39. Transfer $2,500 from overlay surplus account for Board of Health to 
purchase a new computer and software. Adopted unanimously. 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
OCTOBER 28. 1996 

At the Special Town Meeting held on October 28, 1996 at the Cohasset High 
School Auditorium the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as 
recorded. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen and sworn in by the 
Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas, at 6:45 p.m. were Jacquelyn McGuire, Deborah Protulis, 
Carla Getto, Margaret Heman, Debra Krupczak, Janice Rosano, and Kathleen Rhodes. 
Tellers appointed by the Moderator, George L. Marlette, III, were Raymond Buckley, 
Chartis Langmaid, Janet MacLure and Fredric Siegel. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:30 RM. and a quorum of 100 was 
present at that time. 

The call of the meeting was examined by the Moderator and found to be in order. 
It was moved to dispense with the reading of the call of the Meeting and Return of 
Service. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

The registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled 457. 

Reports were read from the Capital Budget and Advisory Committee. 

Resolution offered by Alfred S. Moore, Jr., Chairman of the Planning Board. 

WHEREAS, Planning Board Clerk Jean Simonds has faithfully served and com- 
pleted her duties as an elected official of the Cohasset Planning Board. 

BE IT RESOLVED, That all elected and appointed officials and residents of 
Cohasset do hereby extend their sincere gratitude, appreciation and recognition of the 
expertise, conscientious, and unselfish contribution of Ms. Simonds' five years of dutiful 
service. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of con- 
structing an office area at the Recycling Transfer Station for the Department of Public 
Works Garage. 

MOVED: That the sum of Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500) be 
transferred from Surplus Revenue for the Department of Public Works to use for con- 
struction of an office area at the Recycling Transfer Station. 

Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to supplement the cur- 
rent budget for the construction of a Public Works Garage. 

MOVED: That the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow the sum of Two Hundred and Thirty Thousand Dollars ($230,000) 
to be used by the Board of Selectmen, as a supplement to the funds voted in Article 37 of 
the 1995 Annual Town Meeting, for construction of a public works garage on property 
owned by the Town of Cohasset off Cedar Street, commonly known as the Recycling and 
Transfer Facility as shown on parcel 48 on a portion of Assessors Sheet No. 5. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Yes 192; No 54. Motion is adopted. 



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ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of 
extending the water main from Cedarledge Village to the DPW garage site. 

MOVED: That the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow the sum of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000) for the Board of 
Selectmen to expend for the purpose of extending the water main from Cedar Ledge 
Village to the DPW garage site. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Yes 215; No 14. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for two (2) new 
Stainless Steel Sand Spreaders for the Department of Public Works and authorize the 
"trade-in" of a 1988 Sand Spreader. 

MOVED: That the sum of Seventeen Thousand, Two Hundred and Forty Seven 
Dollars ($17,247) be transferred from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of the Board of 
Selectmen to use to purchase two (2) new stainless Steel Sand Spreaders for the 
Department of Public Works with the "trade in" of a 1988 Sand spreader for such purpose. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to amend the bylaws of the Town of 
Cohasset by adding subsection (k) to Section 2 Selectmen of Article III Elected Town 
Officers to read as follows: 

(k) Pursuant to the provisions of MGL C.40, S 6N the Selectmen are authorized to 
provide for the making of temporary repairs to private ways subject to the following 
conditions: 

(i) Any repairs shall be as determined by the Board of Selectmen, 
(ii) Drainage facilities shall be included to the extent required by public con- 
venience and necessity as determined by the Board of Selectmen upon 
advice from the Superintendent of Public Works, 
(iii) The Board of Selectmen shall make a determination that such repairs are 

required by public necessity before such repairs may be undertaken, 
(iv) Such repairs shall only be made if the Board of Selectmen received a 
petition from abutters(s) who own at least fifty percent (50%) of the lin- 
ear footage along such way. 
(v) Betterment charges may be assessed by the Board of Selectmen on the 
abutter(s) of such way up to an amount equal to the cost of such repairs, 
(vi) The Town shall have no liability as a result of any such repairs, except as 
may be provided by law, and shall be held harmless on account of any 
damages whatever caused by such repairs by agreement executed by the 
abutter(s) who petitioned therefor, 
(vii) The private way shall have been opened to the public use for two (2) 

years or more prior to the undertaking of such repairs, 
(viii) The Board of Selectmen may require a cash deposit equal in amount to 
the estimated cost of such repairs, as determined by the Superintendent 
of Public Works, to be paid to the Town prior to the commencement of 
such repairs, 
(ix) The Board of Selectmen may use any collection process deemed neces- 
sary in collecting from the abutters. 



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MOVED: That the Bylaws of the Town of Cohasset be amended by adding sub- 
section (k) to Section 2, Selectmen of Article III, Elected Town Officers, as follows: 

(k) Pursuant to the provisions of MGL Chapter 40, Section 6N the Selectmen are 
authorized to provide for the making of temporary repairs to private ways subject to the 
following conditions: 

(i) Any repairs shall be as determined by the Board of Selectmen, 
(ii) Drainage facilities shall be included to the extent required by public con- 
venience and necessity as determined by the Board of Selectmen upon 
advice from the Superintendent of Public Works, 
(iii) The Board of Selectmen shall make a determination that such repairs are 

required by public necessity before such repairs may be undertaken, 
(iv) Such repairs shall only be made if the Board of Selectmen receives a peti- 
tion from abutters(s) who own at least fifty percent (50%) of the linear 
footage along such way. 
(v) Betterment charges may be assessed by the Board of Selectmen on the 
abutter(s) of such way up to an amount equal to the cost of such repairs, 
(vi) The Town shall have no liability as a result of any such repairs, except as 
may be provided by law, and shall be held harmless on account of any 
damages whatever caused by such repairs by agreement executed by the 
abutter(s) who petitioned therefor, 
(vii) The private way shall have been opened to the public use for two (2) 

years or more prior to the undertaking of such repairs, 
(viii) The Board of Selectmen may require a cash deposit equal in amount to 
the estimated cost of such repairs, as determined by the Superintendent 
of Public Works, to be paid to the Town prior to the commencement of 
such repairs, 
(ix) The Board of Selectmen may use any collection process deemed neces- 
sary in collecting from the abutters. 
Amendment offered by Mr. Quelle in section viii to change may to will. After dis- 
cussion, Mr. Quelle withdrew his amendment. Amendment then offered by Mr. Eaton, 
member of the Bylaw Committee in section v change may to shall. 
Motion to amend is defeated. 

Amendment offered by Mrs. Walsh received no second. Amendment offered by 
Mr. Lacey to strike section iv. After discussion, Mr. Lacey withdrew his amendment. 
Main motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of 
repairing private ways in the Town. 

MOVED: That the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) be transferred from 
Surplus Revenue to be spent by the Department of Public Works for the purpose of repair- 
ing private ways in Town. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute the sum of One Hundred Sixty-six 
Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-one and no/ 100 ($166,861.00) Dollars for the resurfacing 
with bituminous concrete, certain streets in the Town, including any work related thereto. 

MOVED: That the Treasurer of the Town, with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, be authorized to borrow the sum of One Hundred and Sixty-Six Thousand, 

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Eight Hundred Sixty-One Dollars ($166,861) in accordance with c. 90, sec. 34, clause 2(a) 
which sums represent state funds allocated to the Town pursuant to chapter 1 13 of the Acts 
of 1996, contingent upon authorization of a bond issued by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts pursuant to said chapter, for the Department of Public Works to resurface 
with bituminous concrete and other related work certain streets in the town. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute the sum of Twenty-seven 
Thousand Eight Hundred Twelve and no/100 ($27,812.00) Dollars which represents 
Cohasset's share of funds appropriated under Chapter 204 (6037-9698) of the Acts of 
1996 for the purpose of repairing various sidewalks in the Town. 

MOVED: That the Treasurer of the Town, with approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, be authorized to borrow the sum of Twenty Seven Thousand, Eight Hundred 
and Twelve Dollars ($27,812) which sum is Cohasset's share of funds appropriated by the 
Commonwealth and allocated to Cohasset under Chapter 204 (6037-9698) of the Acts of 
1996 for the purpose of the Department of Public Works repairing various sidewalks, as 
may be designated by the Board of Selectmen; in the Town. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for engineering 
services to design drainage facilities for a portion of Forest Avenue through Heather Drive 
to Cedar Acres Lane. 

MOVED: That the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) be transferred from 
Surplus Revenue for the purpose of engineering services to design, under the supervision 
of the Department of Public Works, drainage facilities for a portion of Forest Avenue 
through Heather Drive to Cedar Acres Lane. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to erect a barrier on James Lane at its 
southerly terminus. 

MOVED: That this article be indefinitely postponed. 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer 
from available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to pay 
for the following unpaid bills: 

Kenneth Kimball Special Counsel $ 4,227.68 

Warner & Stackpole Special Counsel 30,224.41 

Warner & Stackpole Special Counsel 1,288.21 

Warner «fe Stackpole Special Counsel 14,000.00 

MOVED: That the sum of Forty Nine Thousand, Seven Hundred Forty Dollars 

and Thirty Cents ($49,740.30) be transferred from Surplus Revenue to be expended by the 

Board of Selectmen to pay certain Special Counsel legal fees unpaid from prior fiscal 

years (FY 1996), in connection with matters arising out of or pertaining to the Cohasset 

Heights Landfill, as follows: 



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Kenneth Kimmell $4,227.68 

Warner & Stackpole $45,5 1 2.62 

A 9/10 vote is required. 
A hand count taken. 
Yes 142; No 13. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to amend the bylaws of the Town of 
Cohasset by deleting Article III Section 4 Treasurer/Collector in its entirety, renumbering 
the balance of Article III and inserting the following new section under Article IV 
Appointed Town Officers: 

Section 20. Treasurer/Collector 

(a) The Treasurer/Collector shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a 
three year term and shall be a person who is specially fitted by training or experience to 
perform the duties of the position. 

(b) He shall be compensated as determined by the Board of Selectmen. 

(c) The Treasurer/Collector shall have custody of all notes and bonds, as well as 
temporary custody of all bills, vouchers, and payrolls until paid. After payment all bills, 
vouchers, and payroll shall be placed in the custody of the Town Accountant. 

(d) The Treasurer/Collector shall act as Treasurer of the Paul Pratt Memorial 
Library. 

(e) The Treasurer/Collector shall administer all cemetery funds under the jurisdic- 
tion of the Town of Cohasset in conformity with Article VIU of these Bylaws. 

(f) He may be removed by the Board of Selectmen during the term of office only 
after hearing for good cause. 

MOVED: That die bylaws of the Town be amended by deleting Article III, 
Section 4 Treasurer-Collector in its entirety, renumbering the balance of Article III, and 
inserting the following new section under Article IV Appointed Town Officers: 

Section 20. Ti*easurer-CoUector 

(a) The Treasurer-Collector shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a 
three year term and shall be a person who is specially qualified by training or experience 
to perform the duties of the position. 

(b) The compensation for this position shall be as determined by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

(c) The Treasurer-Collector shall have custody of all notes and bonds, as well as 
temporary custody of all bills, vouchers, and payrolls until paid. After payment, all bill, 
vouchers, and payroll shall be placed in the custody of the Town Accountant. 

(d) The Treasurer-Collector shall act as Treasurer of the Paul Pratt Memorial 
Library. 

(e) The Treasurer-Collector shall adniinister all cemetery funds under the jurisdic- 
tion of the Town of Cohasset in conformity with Article VIII of these Bylaws. 

(f) The Treasurer-Collector be removed from office by the Board of Selectmen dur- 
ing the term of office after hearing only for good cause. 

Amendment offered by Patricia Walsh. 
Section 20. Treasurer-Collector 

(a) The Treasurer-Collector shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a 
three year term and shall be a person who is specially fitted by training or experience to 
perform the duties of the position. He shall be assisted by an Investment Advisory 
Committee in making investment of Town funds. 

(b) The compensation for this position shall be as determined by the Board of 
Selectmen. 



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(c) The Treasurer-Collector shall have custody of all notes and bonds, as well as 
temporary custody of all bills, vouchers, and payrolls until paid. After payment all bills, 
vouchers, and payroll shall be placed in custody of the Town Accountant. 

(d) The Treasurer-Collector shall act as Treasurer of the Paul Pratt Memorial 
Library. 

(e) The Treasurer-Collector shall administer all cemetery funds under the jurisdic- 
tion of the Town of Cohasset in conformity with Article Vin of these Bylaws. 

(f) He may be removed by the Board of Selectmen during the term of office only 
after hearing for good cause. 

Amendment is defeated. 
Main motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to amend the bylaws of the Town of 
Cohasset by deleting Article XI Section 5, f) Longevity Pay in its entirety and replace it 
with the following: 

f) Longevity Pay 

All regular full-time employees shall receive longevity payments according to the 
following schedule: 

Length of Service Annual Amount 

5 years $200.00 

10 years 350 00 

15 years 600.00 

20 years 800.00 

This amount shall be paid in one lump sum in the first pay period following the 
anniversary of the employee's date of hire. The date of hire shall be considered the date 
when the employee began working for the Town at least twenty (20) hours per week on a 
continuous basis. The years of service shall be calculated from this date of hire. 

All regular part-time employees working at least twenty (20) hours per week are 
entided to longevity pay according to the above schedule, with the amount of the payment 
pro-rated to their weekly schedule. Temporary employees, or employees working fewer 
than twenty (20) hours per week, are not entided to longevity pay. 

MOVED: That the bylaws of the Town of Cohasset be amended by deleting 
Article XI Section 5, f) Longevity Pay in its entirety and replace it with the following: 

f) Longevity Pay 

All regular full-time employees shall receive longevity payments according to the 

following schedule: 

Length of Service Annual Amount 

5 years $200.00 

10 years 350.00 

15 years 600.00 

20 years 800.00 

This amount shall be paid in one lump sum in the first pay period following the 

anniversary of the employees date of hire. The date of hire shall be considered to be the 

date when the employee began working for the Town at lest twenty (20) hours per week 

on a continuous basis. The years of service shall be calculated from this date of hire. 

All regular part-time employees working at least twenty (20) hours per week are 

entitled to longevity pay according to the above schedule, with the amount of the payment 

pro-rated to their weekly schedule. Temporary employees, or employees working fewer 

than twenty (20) hours per week, are not entitled to longevity pay. 

Motion is adopted. 



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ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer 
from available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to fund 
the amended longevity schedule as set forth in Article 13 for non-union employees 
retroactive to July 1, 1995. 

MOVED: That the sum of Eight Thousand, Four Hundred and Fifty Dollars 
($8,450) be raised and appropriated from the tax levy and other general revenues of the 
Town to fund the amended longevity schedule as set forth in Article 13 for non-union 
employees retroactive to July 1, 1995. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to amend the salary and classification 
plan adopted at the March 30, 1996 Town Meeting by reclassifying the following 
positions. 

New Classification Old 

Working Foreman RTF H Recycling/Transfer Facility Mgr. I 

Heavy Equipment Opr. F Truck DriverAJtility Worker D 

Conmiunications Officer E Communications Officer D (FT or PT) 

Communications Supv. F (Previously Conmiunicafion Officer D) 

Elder Affairs Client D Elder Affairs Outreach Worker D 

Advocacy Worker 

MOVED: That the salary and classification plan adopted at the March 30, 1996 
Annual Town Meeting be amended by reclassifying the following positions. 
Working Foreman RTF H Recycling/Transfer Facility Mgr. I 

Heavy Equipment Opr. F Truck Driver/Utility Worker D 

Communications Officer E Communications Officer D (FT or PT) 

Communications Supv. F (Previously Communication Officer D) 

Elder Affairs Client D Elder Affairs Outreach Worker D 

Advocacy Worker 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to supplement 
current fiscal year 1997 appropriations. 

Accounts from which Accounts which are 

transfers are made to be supplemented Amount 

Taxation Highway-Per. Serv. $7,142 

Taxation Transfer Sta - Per. Serv. 4,823 

Taxation Civilian Dispatch - Per. Serv. 10,532 

Taxation Elder Affairs - Per. Serv. 2,757 

Taxation Police - Per. Serv. 1,000 

Taxation Elections & Town Mtg.Per. Serv. 363 
MOVED: That the sum of Twenty Six Thousand, Six Hundred and Seventeen 
Dollars ($26, 617) be raised and appropriated from the tax levy and general revenues of 
the town, to supplement the FY 1997 appropriations therefore, as follows: 

Highway — Personal Services $ 7 , 1 42 

Transfer Station — Personal Services 4,823 

Civilian Dispatch — Personal Services 10,532 

Elder Affairs — Personal Services 2,757 

Police — Personal Services 927 



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Elections & Town Meeting — ^Personal Services 146 
Elections & Town Meeting — Expenses 290 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statue a sum of money for the pur- 
pose of making improvements to the James Brook tidal gates, the grate leading into the 
culvert, and to construct a riprap retaining wall on a portion of the brook to the rear of the 
Legion Hall, said sum to be spent under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty Six Thousand Dollars ($26,000) be transferred 
from Surplus Revenue for the Board of Selectmen to make improvements to the James 
Brooks tidal gates, the grate leading into culvert, and to construct a riprap retaining wall 
on a portion of the brook to the rear of the Legion Hall. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds, or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to engage a 
project manager for the purpose to directing ongoing major capital projects such as con- 
struction of the new elementary school, DPW garage, and sewer and water projects. 

MOVED: That this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion is adopted. 

At 11 p.m. on motion made and seconded, the Moderator adjourned the meeting to 
Tuesday, October 29, 1996 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cohasset High School Auditorium. 



TUESDAY EVENING — OCTOBER 29, 1996 

Monday night checkers previously appointed by the Town Clerk reported to work 
at 7:00 p.m. and tellers were Chartis Langmaid, Ronald Goodwin, Janet MacLure, and 
Robert Cowen. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. and a quorum of 
100 was present at that time. A total of 151 registered voters were checked in. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
and/or Conservation Commission to acquire by purchase a portion of portions of the 
"Saponaro property", also known as Turkey Hill, as shown on Cohasset Assessors' Map 
75 Parcels 1, 3, 4, 5, 5 A Map 85 Parcels 40, 41, 42 containing fifty acres, more or less, 
for conservation purposes pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 
8C; and for such purpose (1) authorize the Conservation Commission, with the approval 
of the Board of Selectmen, to apply for, contract for and expend any available federal or 
state aid, including aid under the Self Help Act, Chapter 132A, section 11; (2) authorize 
the Board of Selectmen and/or Conservation Commission to accept gifts or loans from the 
Cohasset Conservation Trust, Hingham Land Trust, Trustees of Reservations, the Town of 
Hingham, Town of Cohasset or any other source; (3) authorize the Board of Selectmen 
and/or Conservation Commission to grant and impose conservation restrictions upon said 
property and to enter into an agreement with the Trustees of Reservations for the use, 
occupancy and management of the property; (4) appropriate the sum of Eight Hundred 
Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($835,000.00) for such purposes, and to meet such appro- 
priation (a) authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to 



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borrow from the Trustees of Reservations or other sources the sum of Four Hundred Fifty 
Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars ($450,900.00), (b) apply gifts and grants received for 
such purpose to said appropriation, (c) transfer and apply from the Conservation 
Commission land acquisition fund the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars 
($25,000.00), and (d) transfer from surplus revenue, appropriate from general taxation or 
borrow the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) and (5) authorize the 
expenditure of any state or federal grants or aid to repay any funds borrowed hereunder to 
acquire the property. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen and/or the Conservation Commission be 
authorized to acquire by purchase a portion or portions of the "Saponaro property" also 
known as Turkey Hill, as shown on Cohasset Assessors' Map 75, Parcels 1, 3, 4, 5, 5 A, 
Map 85, Parcels 40, 41, 42, containing twenty acres of land within the boundaries of the 
Town, more or less, for conservation purposes, pursuant to chapter 40, section 8C or any 
other applicable statute, and for such purposes the Board of Selectmen and/or 
Conservation Commission be authorized with or after such acquisition to grant and 
impose conservation restrictions upon said property and to enter into an agreement with 
the Trustees of Reservations for the use, occupancy and management of the property; and 
further that the Board of Selectmen and/or Conservation Commission be authorized to 
coordinate such purchase with a simultaneous purchase by the Town of Hingham of 
approximately thirty acres, and the purchase by the Trustees of the Reservation of approx- 
imately 5 acres, of the "Saponaro property" located within the boundaries of the Town of 
Hingham. 

In order to fund such acquisition where the combined purchase price for the sub- 
ject property including both the Hingham and Cohasset portions total the sum of Eight 
Hundred Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($835,000), where the portion of such price allo- 
cated to the Town of Hingham and/or the Trustees of The Reservation is Five Hundred and 
Eleven Thousand Dollars ($511,000), and where the portion allocated to the Town of 
Cohasset is Three Hundred Twenty Four Thousand Dollars ($324,000), die sum of Three 
Hundred and Twenty Four Thousand Dollars is hereby appropriated for such purposes, 
and to meet such appropriation, 

(a) the Treasurer of the Town with the approval of the Board of Selectmen be autho- 
rized to apply gifts hereto received in the amount of Twenty Eight Thousand, Six Hundred 
Dollars ($28,600), or any additional amounts that may hereafter be received, for such pur- 
pose to said appropriation; 

(b) the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) be transferred for these 
purposes from the Conservation Commission land acquisition fund; 

(c) the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) be transferred for these 
purposes from Surplus Revenue; 

(d) the Treasurer of the Town, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow from the Trustees of Reservation and/or the Cohasset Conservation 
Trust, or other sources pursuant to chapter 44, section 8C or any applicable statute, the 
sum of One Hundred and Seventy Thousand, Four Hundred Dollars ($170,400); the 
Conservation Commission, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby autho- 
rized to apply for and contract for any available federal or state aid, including aid under 
the SelfHelp Act, chapter 132A, section 11, provided however that any state or federal 
grants or aid as may be received shall first be used to repay any funds borrowed hereunder. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to petition the General Court to enact 
special legislation relative to parking fines to read substantially as follows: 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assem- 
bled, and by the authority of the same as follows: 

Notwithstanding the limitations of section twenty A V2 chapter ninety of the 
General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary relative to the fines 
imposed for certain parking violations, the Town of Cohasset, acting by and through its 
Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to establish a schedule of fines for parking vio- 
lations as follows: for a fine paid within twenty-one days, not more than twenty-five dol- 
lars; for a fine paid after twenty-one days but before the parking clerk reports non-pay- 
ment to the registrar of motor vehicles, not more than thirty dollars; for a fine paid there- 
after, not more than thirty-five dollars; provided, however, that the issuance of any such 
parking violation shall be subject to all of the other provisions of said section twenty A V2 
of said Chapter 90. 

MOVED: That the General Court be petitioned to enact legislation relative to 
parking fines, to read substantially as follows: 

Notwithstanding the limitations of section twenty A V2 chapter ninety of the 
General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary relative to the fines 
imposed for certain parking violations, the Town of Cohasset, acting by and through its 
Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to establish a schedule of fines for parking vio- 
lations as follows: for a fine paid within twenty-one days, not more than twenty-five dol- 
lars; for a fine paid after twenty-one days but before the parking clerk reports non-pay- 
ment to the registrar of motor vehicles, not more than thirty dollars; for a fine paid there- 
after, not more than thirty-five dollars; provided, however, that the issuance of any such 
parking violation shall be subject to all of the other provisions of said section twenty A V2 
of said Chapter 90. 

And further the Board of Selectmen is authorized to make linguistic changes in the 
text of the foregoing as may be appropriate to carry out the foregoing purposes to secure 
passage of this petition by the General Court. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to amend the bylaws of the Town of 
Cohasset Article IX Harbor, Section 2 Moorings, by deleting subsection (a) paragraph (ii) 
in its entirety, and replacing it with the following: 

Section 2. Moorings 

(ii) No permit shall be issued to a corporation, trust, partnership, joint venture, or 
other entity nor shall a permit be held in joint tenancy, tenancy in common, or other form 
of joint ownership; provided, however, that permits shall continue to be issued from year 
to year in accordance with all provisions of these Bylaws and regulations promulgated by 
the Harbor Master to those entities currently holding permits which operate clubs or 
marine-related businesses adjacent to Cohasset Harbor. 

MOVED: That the bylaws of the Town of Cohasset, Article IX HARBOR, 
Section 2 Moorings, be amended by deleting subsection (a) paragraph (ii) in its entirety 
and replacing it with the following: 

Section 2. Moorings 

(ii) No permit shall be issued to a corporation, trust, partnership, joint venture, or 
other entity nor shall a permit be held in joint tenancy, tenancy in common, or other form 
of joint ownership; provided, however, that permits shall continue to be issued from year 
to year in accordance with all provisions of these Bylaws and regulations promulgated by 



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the Harbor Master to those entities currently holding permits which operate clubs or 
marine-related businesses adjacent to Cohasset Harbor. 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purchase 
of hardware, software and training services for the Town Hall computer network. Said 
sum to be expended under the direction of the Computer Study Committee. 

MOVED: That the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($ 1 ,200) be trans- 
ferred from Surplus Revenue to be expended by the Computer Study Committee with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen to purchase hardware, software and training services 
for the Town Hall computer network. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to be added to the 
Stabilization Fund; said amount shall not exceed 10% of the Town's tax levy. 

MOVED: That the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) be trans- 
ferred from Surplus Revenue to be added to the stabilization Fund of the Town. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose 
of paying unpaid bills relating to prior fiscal years. 

MOVED: That the sum of One Thousand Five Hundred Sixty Dollars and Thirty 
Four cents ($1,560.34) be transferred from Surplus Revenue for purposes of paying the 
following unpaid bills relating to prior fiscal years: 
DataMatix $ 68.00 

Richard Henderson 999.00 

Savin Corporation 493.34 

A 9/10 vote is required. Hand count taken. Yes 112; No 10. 
Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to establish a committee to be 
appointed by the Board of Selectmen to write volume #3 of the Town history covering the 
period from 1950 to the year 2,000, said history to be dedicated to the memory of those 
persons of Cohasset who, in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, gave their lives so that our 
country and the world might have another chance to live in peace and freedom, said com- 
mittee to consist of not more than twenty citizens; and further to raise and appropriate, 
transfer from available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money 
to defray the Town history committee expenses. 

MOVED: That a Town History Committee consisting of not more than twenty cit- 
izens to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen be hereby established to write volume #3 
of the Town history covering the period from 1950 to the year 2000, said history to be ded- 
icated to the memory of those persons of Cohasset who, in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, 
gave their lives so that our country and the world might have another chance to live in 
peace and freedom; and further that the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) be trans- 
ferred from Surplus Revenue to defray the expenses of Town History Committee. 

Motion is adopted. 



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ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose 
of purchasing replacement school buses and authorize the trade-in of two 1986 school 
buses. 

MOVED: That the sum of Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000) be transferred from 
Surplus Revenue for the purpose of the School Committee purchasing replacement school 
buses, with trade in of two 1986 school buses. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to remodel the 
auditorium and install a sound system in the gymnasium at the Junior/Senior High School. 

MOVED: That the sum of One Hundred and Forty Thousand Dollars ($140,000) 
be transferred from Surplus Revenue for the School Committee to use, with the approval 
of the School Facilities Committee and with the assistance of the Design Review Board, 
to remodel the auditorium and to install a sound system in the gymnasium at the 
Junior/Senior High School. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose 
of installing an air conditioning system at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. 

MOVED: That the sum of Forty Nine Thousand Six Hundred Dollars be trans- 
ferred from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of the Board of Library Trustees to use for 
installation of an air-conditioning system at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow a sum of money to supplement current fiscal year 1997 appropria- 
tions as indicated in the following table: 

Accounts from which Accounts which are 

transfers are made to be supplemented Amount 

Taxation Reduce Taxation $66,864 

(Snow Deficit) 
MOVED: That the sum of Sixty Six Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Four 
Dollars ($66,864) be raised and appropriated from the tax levy and other general revenues 
of the town to supplement the snow removal deficit. 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds, or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to be used for the 
revaluation of personal property and real estate within the Town. 

MOVED: That the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) be transferred from the 
Overlay Surplus Account to be used by the Board of Assessors to pay for the revaluation 
of personal property and real estate within the Town. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 31. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of 
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 80 Sections 13B, allowing a property owner who is 
eligible for an exemption under clause forty first A of section five of chapter fifty-nine, to 



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enter into a deferral and recovery agreement for the purpose of deferral of betterments and 
special assessments. A summary of this statute is noted below: 

C.80S.13B provides that 

In a town which accepts the provisions of this section, the board of a town making 
an order for the assessment of any betterment or balance of any assessment appointed 
shall, upon the apphcation of the owner of the real property assessed, if such owner is eli- 
gible for an exemption under clause forty first A of section five of chapter fifty-nine, enter 
into a deferral and recovery agreement with such owner on behalf of the town. Any such 
application shall be filed with the appropriate board within six months after notice of such 
assessment has been sent out of the collector. The said agreement shall provide: 

(1) that no sale or transfer of such real property may be consummated unless the 
betterment assessment taxes which would otherwise have been collected on such real 
property has been paid, with interest; 

(2) that upon the demise of the owner of such real property, the heirs at law, 
assignees or devisees shall have first priority to said real property by paying in full the 
total betterment assessment which would otherwise have been due, plus interest (with spe- 
cial provisions not here summarized where such heir at law, assignee or devisee is a sur- 
viving spouse). 

(3) that if the betterment assessments due, plus interest, are not paid by the heir-at- 
law, assignee or devisee or if payment is not postponed during the life of a surviving 
spouse, such betterment assessments and interest shall be recovered from the estate of the 
owner; 

(4) that any joint owner or mortgage holding a mortgage on such property has given 
written prior approval for such agreement, which written approval shall be made apart of 
such agreement. 

In the case of each such betterment assessment deferral and recovery agreement 
entered into said board shall forthwith cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds of the 
county in which the town is situated a statement of their action which shall constitute a 
lien upon the land covered by such agreement for such betterment assessment as has been 
assessed under the provisions of this chapter, plus interest as hereinafter provided. 

MOVED: That Chapter Eighty, Section Thirteen B of the General Laws (c.80, 
s. 13B) will be accepted by the Town. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute to fund the Section 22 
Planning Assistance to states grant awarded to the Town of Cohasset by the Army Corps 
of Engineers throughout the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management 
for the purposes of a water supply protection study. 

MOVED: That the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) be appropriated from 
the revenues of the Water Department to fund the Section 22 Planning Assistance to States 
grant of planning services awarded to the Town of Cohasset by the Army Corps of 
Engineers for the purposes of a water supply protection study. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose 
of the following: 

Re-hab flights in settling basin. 

Replace wall heaters at treatment plant (3). 

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Purchase a utility truck and offer in trade a 1985 utility truck. 

Replace chlorinators. 

Replace doors and windows at treatment plant. 
MOVED: That the sum of Eighty Seven Thousand Dollars ($87,000) be appro- 
priated for the Water Commissioners to use for renovations to the Water Treatment Plant 
settling basin, replacement of wall heaters at treatment plant (3); purchase of a utility truck 
and trade in of a 1985 utility truck; replacement of chlorinators; and replacement of doors 
and windows at the treatment plant, and to meet this appropriation, the sum of Fifty Five 
Thousand Dollars ($55,000) be appropriated from revenues of the Water Department, and 
Thirty Two Thousand Dollars ($32,000) be transferred from the Water Department's 
Maturing Debt Principal account. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to purchase for 
the Council on Elder Affairs one personal computer together with related hardware and 
software to be purchased under the direction of the Computer Study Committee. 

MOVED: That the sum of Two Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($2,700) be 
transferred from the Overlay Surplus Account for the Council on Elder Affairs, under the 
direction of the Computer Study Committee, to purchase one personal computer together 
with related hardware and software. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to purchase a con- 
verted van (16-B2) to transport disabled persons and to operate, maintain and insure the 
vehicle for the fiscal year 1997, and authorize the trade-in of a 1989 van. 

MOVED: That the sum of Seven Thousand Three Hundred Dollars ($7,300) be 
transferred from Overlay Surplus Account for the Board of Selectmen to purchase for the 
Council on Elder Affairs a converted van (16-B2) to transport disabled persons, and fur- 
ther that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to trade-in towards such purchase any 
appropriate surplus vehicle. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to repair the pump 
panel of Engine No. 2. 

MOVED: That the sum of Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000) be transferred from 
Overlay Surplus Account for the Fire Department to repair the pump panel of Engine No. 2. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able fund or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to purchase 
portable two-way radios and related equipment for the use of the Fire Department. 

MOVED: That the sum of Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000) be transferred from 
Surplus Revenue for the Fire Department to purchase six (6) portable two-way radios and 
related equipment. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose 
of procuring professional services to establish On-Site Wastewater Management Districts 
with inspection and maintenance schedule for all properties serviced by on-site waste- 
water disposal systems. 

MOVED: That the sum of Forty Five Thousand dollars ($45,000) be appropriated 
for the Board of Health to engage professional services to establish On-Site Wastewater 
Management Districts with inspection and maintenance schedules for all properties served 
by on-site wastewater disposal systems; and to meet such appropriation the Board of 
Health is authorized to accept and expend a state preloan financial assistance grant of 
Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) and further the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars 
($25,000) be transferred from surplus Revenue for this purpose. 

MOVED: Fred Quelle moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion is defeated. The moderators decision was questioned. Motion is 
defeated bv a voice vote . Main motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose 
of purchasing a new computer together with related hardware and software for the Board 
of Health, such computer to be purchased under the direction of the Computer Study 
Conmiittee. 

MOVED: That the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500) be trans- 
ferred from the Overlay Surplus Account for the Board of Health, under the direction of 
the Computer Study Committee, to purchase a new personal computer together with 

related hardware and software. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

MOVED: That this Special Town Meeting be dissolved. Motion is voted unani- 
mously at 10:25 p.m. „ 

A True Record, ATTEST: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



STATE ELECTION 
NOVEMBER 5. 1996 

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m. 
Total voters 4,292. Percent — 80.2 
Total absentee voters — 396. 

Election officers sworn in by Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas, at 6:45 a.m. were as 
follows: 

Domenic Baccari Carla Getto 

Ronald Goodwin Margaret Heman 

Janet MacLure Deborah Protulis 

Louise Flint Elizabeth Logan 

Jeanne McAuliffe Jacquelyn McGuire 

Ruth Pratt Jean Thompson 

Gertrude Waldfogel Grace Tuckerman 

Susan Kent 



101 



Electors of President & Vice President 





Prel 


Pre 2 


Total 


Browne & Jorgensen (3) 


27 


18 


45 


Clinton & Gore (4) 


1,010 


1,002 


2,012 


Dole & Kemp (5) 


965 


794 


1,759 


Hagelin & Tompkins (6) 


8 





8 


Morehead & T ,aRiva (7) 


3 


2 


5 


Perot & Choate (8) 


154 


161 


315 


write-ins 








Nader 


3 


1 


4 


Phillips 


1 





1 


Blanks 


64 


79 


143 


Total 






4,292 


Senator in Congress 








John F.Kerry (11) 


830 


870 


1,700 


William R Weld (12) 


1,275 


1,057 


2,332 


Susan C. Gallagher (13) 


69 


66 


135 


Robert C. Stowe (14) 


■4 


4 


8 


Blanks 


57 


60 


_li7 


Total 






4,292 


Representative in Congress 








William D. Delahunt (21) 


1,019 


1,032 


2,051 


Edward B. Teague (22) 


1,016 


829 


1,845 


A. Charles Laws (23) 


62 


68 


130 


write-ins 








Philip Johnston 


1 


2 


3 


Blanks 


137 


126 


.^63 


Total 






4,292 


Councillor 








Christopher A. lanella, Jr. (29) 


1,345 


1,262 


2,607 


Blanks 


890 


795 


1,685 


Total 






4,292 


Senator in General Court 








Robert L. Hedlund (33) 


1,378 


1,240 


2,618 


Robert Delahunt, Jr. (34) 


732 


713 


1,445 


Blanks 


125 


104 


229 


Total 






4,292 


Representative in General Court 








Mary Jeanette Murray (40) 


1,729 


1,559 


3,288 


write-ins 








Nancy Buckley 


76 


84 


160 


Jane Goedecke 


3 




3 


Peter Pratt 


1 




1 


M. Sullivan 


1 






C. Langmaid 


1 






Blanks 


425 


413 


838 


Total 






4,292 



102 



Register of Probate 





Prel 


Pre 2 


Total 


Thomas Patrick Hughes 


1,321 


1,239 


2,560 


Blanks 


914 


818 


1,732 


Total 






4,292 


County li-easurer 








Robert D. Hall, Jr. 


1,079 


869 


1,948 


Timothy R Cahill 


776 


852 


1,628 


Blanks 


380 


336 


716 


Total 






4,292 


County Commissioner 








(Vote for not more than 2) 








John Gillis (55) 


1,140 


1,092 


2,232 


William R O'Donnell (56) 


980 


948 


1,928 


Blanks 


2,350 


2,074 


4,424 


Total 






8,584 



Question 1 

LAW PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the 
Senate or the House of Representatives before May 1, 1996? 

Summary 

This proposed law would prohibit the use of certain traps for fur-bearing mammals, 
prohibit certain methods of hunting bear or bobcat, and eliminates some restrictions on 
who may serve on the state Fisheries and Wildlife Board. 

The proposed law would prohibit the use, setting, manufacture, or possession of 
any trap to capture furbearing mammals, except common mouse and rat traps, nets and 
box or cage traps that confine a whole animal without grasping any part of it. Traps 
designed to grip an animal's body or body part, such as steel jaw leghold traps, padded 
leghold traps, and snares, would be prohibited. Federal and state health officials could use 
such traps in case of a threat to human health or safety. Where a property owner had rea- 
sonably tried but failed to correct an animal problem on the property using a legal trap, 
the owner could apply for and the state Director of Fisheries and Wildlife could issue a 
permit to use a prohibited type of trap, except a leghold trap, for up to 30 days to correct 
the problem. 

A person violating any of these requirements could be punished by a fine of 
between $300 and $1000, or imprisonment for up to 6 months, or both, for each prohibited 
trap and each day of violation. A person convicted for a second violation would be 
required to surrender, and never again obtain, any trapping license or problem animal 
control permit. 

The proposed law would also prohibit the pursuit or hunting of bear or bobcat with 
the aid of a dog or dogs. Hunting bear using any type of bait, lure, or attraction, or know- 
ingly hunting bear in a baited area, would also be prohibited. The Director could allow the 
use of dogs or bait in legitimate scientific research projects and in order to control partic- 
ular animals that proposed a threat to human safety or that destroyed livestock, property, 
or crops. 

Violators could be punished by a fine of between $300 and $1000, or imprisonment 
for up to 6 months, or both, for each violation. A person convicted for a second violation 

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would be required to surrender, and could never again obtain, any hunting and dog train- 
ing licenses and permits. 

The proposed law would eliminate the requirement that five members of the state 
Fisheries and Wildlife Board have held sporting licenses in the state for five consecutive 
years and that four members represent fishing, hunting, and trapping interests. 

The proposed law states that if any of its provisions were declared invalid, the other 
provisions would remain in effect. 

Pre. 1 Pre.2 Total 

Yes 1,320 1,275 2,595 

No 655 567 1,222 

Blanks 260 215 475 

Total 4,292 



Polls closed at 8 p.m. Results were declared at 9:55 p.m. 



A True Record, ATTEST: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



ELECTION OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 1996 

The following persons were appointed Election Workers for the year 1996 by the 
Board of Selectmen. 



REPUBLICANS 

Domenic M. Baccari 
Margaret H. Stoughton 
Grace R. Tuckerman 
Margaret M. Bates 
Ruth R Pratt 
R. Murray Campbell 
Katherine M. Lincoln 
Janet M. MacLure 
John H. MuUett 
Margaret M. O'Donnell 
Avis M. Sweeney 
Margaret C. Chapin 
Janet R. Fogarty 



DEMOCRATS 

Janice M. Rosano 
Jean M. Salvador 
Linda M. Nash 
Susan Kent 
Patricia A. Walsh 
Frederick Koed 
Ronald Goodwin 
Deborah B. Protulis 
Barbara B. Valovic 
Anthony J. Finegan 
Patricia A. Laugelle 
Alba Crossen 
Frances O' Toole 
Lisa Hewitt-Dick 
Eileen M. Corbett 



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VITAL STATISTICS 
BIRTHS FOR THE YEAR 1996 



Date Name of Child 
JANUARY 

8 Anna O. McCarthy 

10 Jared J. Pratt 

23 Trevor M. Tedeschi 

23 Alexandra N. Grasz 
25 Mariah R Ward 
FEBRUARY 

1 Madeline H. Blackburn 

1 Olivia E. Blackburn 

2 Justin G. Tedeschi 
17 Isabelle D. Dunne 
17 Ian A. Crittenden 

20 Julia A. Gangemi 

21 John A. Quigley 
21 Gerard W. Colpoys 

21 Patrick R Colpoys 

22 Brianne G. Crough 
22 John D. Demick 
MARCH 

1 1 Joseph M. Deyeso 

1 1 Harrison J. Durant 

12 Elizabeth T. Stockbridge 
APRIL 

4 Harry T Helbock 

10 Mackenzie L. Dickson 

1 1 Dakota K. Achin 
19 Madeline A. Curley 

27 Kayla J. Vargas 

28 Katherine E. Naughton 
MAY 

7 Matthew T Ford 

9 Valerie K. Rarren 

15 Gain R O'Connell 

16 Patrick E. Daly 

28 Shannon R McGowan 

29 Zachary R Dustin 
JUNE 

2 Thomas L. O'Brien 

6 Matthew C. Hoholik 

10 Hannah C. Peterson 

13 Mark C. Michalowski, Jr. 
13 John C. Conte, n 

21 Shelby N. Silvia 

21 Shannon A. Silvia 

24 Danielle L. Dillon 

25 Katherine T McCabe 



Parents (Mother's Maiden Name) 

George M. and Katherine McCarthy (Davis) 
Peter J. and Donna M. Pratt (Pentaleri) 
Paul M. and Jill Tedeschi (Baer) 
Jonathan T. and Mehssa Grasz (Lovett) 
Thomas J. Ward and Kirsten Ward (Farrell) 

Christopher and Isabel Blackburn (Newman) 
Christopher and Isabel Blackburn (Newman) 
Mark and Lauralee Tedeschi (Ruddy) 
Mark and Elizabeth Dunne (Manfredi) 
Julian Crittenden and Patricia (Mackinnon) 
Michael and Martha Gangemi (Lyle) 
Andrew and Claudia Quigley (Toole) 
William and Sheilah Colpoys (Cavanaugh) 
William and Sheilah Colpoys (Cavanaugh) 
Kevin and Sandra Crough (Dalrymple) 
David and Ann Demick (Shea) 

Michael and Patricia Deyeso (Reggio) 
Jon and April Durant (Hutchinson) 
Wayne and Jenifer Stockbridge (Tucker) 

Gregg and Ann Helbock (Gibbons) 
Robert and Kelly Dickson (Dickson) 
Douglas and Gina Achin (Esposito) 
Joseph and Lauren Curley (Bradley) 
Raymond and Elizabeth Vargas (Bosley) 
John and Elizabeth Naughton (Peter) 

James and Christina Ford (Kelly) 
James and Nancy Rarren (Gardikas) 
Shawn and Elizabeth O'Connell (Buten) 
Edward and Lisabeth Daly (White) 
William and Holly McGowan (Shannon) 
Edward and Cheryl Dustin (Cheever) 

Kevin and Bridget O'Brien (Rlaherty) 
John and Audrey Hoholik (Saint Germain) 
Charles and Jennifer Peterson (Lasnicki) 
Mark and Nancy Michalowski (Elwell) 
John and Joan Conte (Higgins) 
Harry and Sharon Silvia (Souther) 
Harry and Sharon Silvia (Souther) 
Jeffrey and Diane Dillon (Gazzo) 
Thomas and Lori McCabe (Thomas) 



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Date Name of Child 
JULY 

7 Callie N. Shanley 
9 Melissa H. Alves 

10 Rachel E. Antos 

1 1 Brandon Tyler Winn 

12 Matthew P. MacCormack 

14 Douglas J. Fitzgerald 

15 Elizabeth A. Baker 
17 Cailey E. Hart 

25 Rebecca A. Chism 

26 Kathleen H. Broderick 
31 Colby James Williams 
AUGUST 

4 Bridget Anne O' Grady 

17 Martin Anthony Buckley 

20 Sarah K. Kelly 

21 Derek R. Raffa-Jamieson 

23 Shane T. Libby 
26 Taylor C. Murphy 
30 Tucker C. Desisto 
SEPTEMBER 

3 Christina Harley Dow 

4 Jacqueline M. DriscoU 
6 Jacqueline S. Hart 

13 Nicholas W. Lydon 
13 Christian B. Lydon 
21 Kerstin Timothy 

24 Alison E. Rodner 

25 Michael D. Lund 

25 Tucker C. Meehan 
OCTOBER 

1 Patrick J. Holway 

2 Jenna M. O'Brien 

10 Nathan Richard Bumstead 

10 Alexa E. Bleicken 

20 Samantha A. Mushin 

26 Grace A. Vanderlugt 
28 Charles B. Blackington 
NOVEMBER 

5 Timothy J. Giuggio 

8 Nicholas J. Tetreault 

10 Rory K. McQuade 

1 1 Madison Whitney Jones 
19 Tristan T. Roy 

24 Samuel W. Rice 
DECEMBER 

12 Clara E. Baumgarten 
24 Matthew V. Froio 



Parents (Mother's Maiden Name) 

Matthew Shanley and Rhonda Kallman (Kallman) 

Mark and Abigail Alves (Hobson) 

Jeffrey and Karen Antos (McCue) 

Paul and Gay Winn (Rhodes) 

Stephen and Karen MacCormack (Smith) 

James and Lorraine Fitzgerald (Siedlecki) 

Mark and Elizabeth Baker (Brennan) 

Paul and Patricia Hart (Heman) 

Henry and Rose Ann Chism (Berwald) 

Matthew and Kathleen Broderick (Higgins) 

Robert and Jamie Williams (Weiner) 

Scott and Laura O' Grady (Dunphy) 

Peter and Emilia Buckley (Stanco) 

Tom Kelly and Jenelle L. Derickson Kelly 

(Derickson) 

Raymond G. Jamieson and Christine Raffa 

(Raffa) 

Timothy and Tracee Libby (Meagher) 

Brian and Julie Murphy (Hoge) 

Todd and Laura Desisto (Noone) 

James and Dan Dow (Chase) 
Brian and Joyce DriscoU (Pofs) 
Seth and Eileen Hart (Smith) 
William and Debra Lydon (Hubbard) 
William and Debra Lydon (Hubbard) 
Peter and Susan Timothy (Burgholzer) 
Randall and Elizabeth Rodner (Evans) 
Christopher and Cheryl Lund (Cresta) 
Leo and Sara Meehan (Godwin) 

Richard and Jeanne Holway (Walsh) 
Michael and Janice O'Brien (Baggett) 
Douglas and Lisa Bumstead (Lojacono) 
Craig and Leesa Bleicken (Spinney) 
Jeffrey and Nicole Mushin (Nelson) 
Victor & Justine Vanderlugt (Digiovanni) 
James and Mary Blackington (Maher) 

Stephen and Kathleen Giuggio (Twohig) 
Michael and Diane Terreault (Quattrocchi) 
Thomas & Laura McQuade (Dauson) 
Michael and Heather Jones (Ludlow) 
Peter and Leah Taylor Roy (Taylor) 
Daniel and Sophia Rice (Kimball) 

George and Barbara Baumgarten (Mortinson) 
Ralph & Nancy Froio (Duggan) 

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MARRIAGES FOR THE YEAR 1996 

January 13, at Hingham, Dean H. Macisaac, Jr. of Manchester, NH and Roberta E. 
Bartlett of Manchester, NH, married by Eleanor F. Femands, Justice of the Peace. 

February 10, at Cohasset, David M. Walsh of N. Attleboro, MA and Constance A. 
Delaney of Cohasset, married by Owen Angeloni, Priest. 

March 9, at Cohasset, William A. Nesbitt of Cohasset and Ellen A. Sullivan of 
Cohasset, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

March 23, at Cohasset, Donald P. Fleming of Plympton, MA and Marcy Brown of 
Cohasset, married by Gabriel Healy, Priest. 

April 27 at Cohasset, Michael Bolt of Huntington Beach, CA and Karin C. Voss of 
Huntington Beach, CA married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

May 3 at Hingham, David W. Martell of Cohasset and Roberta Lee Meallo of 
Cohasset, married by James F. Rafferty, Priest. 

May 4 at Cohasset, Stephen J. O'Connor, Jr. of Cohasset and Lisa D. Allen of 
Pembroke, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

June 8 at Cohasset, Thomas L. O'Brien of Cohasset and Christin A. DiCicco of 
Hingham, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

June 15 at Hanover, Brett R. Lincoln of Cohasset and Michelle C. Buettner of 
Cohasset, married by C. Russell Thayer, Clergyman. 

June 15 at Cohasset, Mark P. Reddish of Minot Scituate and Robin L. Gallagher of 
Weymouth, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

June 22 at Hingham, Joseph B. McCue of Hingham and Ruth C. Warden of Boston, 
married by Thomas F. Kepler, Minister. 

June 29 at Cohasset, Eamon C. O'Marah of San Francisco CA and Emily P. Tague 
of San Francisco, CA married by Peter Fremont-Smith, Priest. 

July 6 at Boston, David E. Shapiro of Denver, CO and Kathleen Marie Hart of 
Denver, CO married by Benjamin Z. Rudarsky, Rabbi. 

August 10 at Cohasset, Timothy A. Wilson of Winchendon and Marjorie T. Murphy 
of Winchendon, married by John Donaghety, Priest. 

August 31 at Cohasset, Thomas W. Gay of New York, NY and Marjorie C. 
Wampole of New York, NY, married by Raymond A. Low, Priest. 

August 3 1 at Scituate, David J. Maccini of Cohasset and Elizabeth E. Lazcano of 
Cohasset, married by Eugene McNamara, Priest. 

August 31 at Andover, Joel Howard Seavey of Cohasset and Lara S. Conforti of 
Dunstable, married by E. Clifford Cutler, Priest. 

September 1 at Cohasset, Arthur D. Von Achen of Bondville, VT and Keelin G. 
Moriarty of Bondville, VT, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

September 1 at Cohasset, Thomas J. Strong of Chevy Chase, MD and Catherine J. 
O'Brien of Chevy Chase, MD, married by Ivan S. Reischman, Justice of the Peace. 

September 7, at Cohasset, William S. Roberts of Schwenksville, PA and Kathleen 
E . Sullivan of Franklin, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

September 7 at Hingham, Peter E. Mahoney of Cohasset and Merrill B. Norton of 
Cohasset, married by Ned H. Martin, Clergyman. 

September 14 at Cohasset, Gregg Nourie of Tuckerton, NJ and Denise M. Griffin 
of Tuckerton, NJ, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

September 14 at Cohasset, Douglas A. Huot of Enfield, CT and Kristine Gatley of 
W. Hartford, CT, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

September 28 at Cohasset, Donald J. Chabot, II of Quincy and Sara P. Lightner of 
Quincy, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

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September 28 at Cohasset, Gerald A. Boll of Aledo, TX and Denise M. Dilley of 
Aledo, TX, married by Charles J. Murphy, Priest. 

October 5 at Cohasset, John R. Scalera of Brooklyn, NY and Kristin R. Green of 
Brooklyn, NY, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

October 12 at Edgaitown, Daniel P. Shropshire of Manhattan Beach, CA and 
Leslie- Ann McGee of Manhattan Beach, CA, married by Warren R Salveson, Clergyman. 

October 12 at Cohasset, Daniel R. Sovocool of Oakland, CA and Catherine A. 
Smalzel of Oakland, CA, married by Richard D. Muir, Priest. 

October 13 at Cohasset, Michael R. Saef of Weymouth, MA and Melody Sue Leach 
of Weymouth, married by Simeon Korisky, Justice of the Peace. October 18 at Boston, 
Burton S. Wolfe of Cohasset and Caroline Klier of Cohasset, married by Gary A. Ritts, 
Minister. 

October 19 at Tisbury, Kurt DeVries of Scituate and Lee Ann Ciciotte of Scituate, 
married by Michael R. Nagle, Priest. 

November 2 at Everett, William J. Coleman of Cohasset and Sabrina L. Carpenter 
of Cohasset, married by James J. Barry, Priest. 

November 3 at Cohasset, Benjamin A. Plank of San Francisco, CA.and Laura L. 
Lambert of San Francisco, CA, married by Jean M. Rankin, Clergywoman. 

November 9 at Cohasset, Edwin J. Tebbetts of Cohasset and Chartis B. Langmaid 
of Cohasset, married by Jean M. Rankin, Clergywoman. 

December 1 at Hingham, William G. Ross of Cohasset and Suzanne M. Feola of 
Cohasset, married by Ernest G. Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

December 24 at Cohasset, Brendan S. Mulligan of Cohasset and Jennifer Frost of 
Cohasset, married by Adelle M. Levine, Justice of the Peace. 

December 31 at Cohasset, Paul G. Hickey, Jr. of Cohasset amd Amanda V. Church 
of Cohasset, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 





DEATHS FOR THE YEAR 1996 


DATE 


NAME. 


JANUARY 




2 


Edith Louise Irving 


8 


Aime M. Curley 


11 


Margaret C. Hiltz 


13 


Maria Rosalie Pape 


17 


Elizabeth W.Warren 


18 


Anna Dugas 


26 


Mary E. Gorman 


28 


Neal H. Eraser 


FEBRUARY 




2 


Jean C. Williams 


2 


Arthur V. Vecchione, Sr. 


11 


Elizabeth R Mahoney 


17 


Mary A. Kearney 


18 


Arthur W. Johnsen 


23 


Hazel A. Ellis 


27 


Donald B. Dalbeck 



AGE 

93 
60 
94 
76 
63 
84 
94 
91 



71 
81 
95 
78 
82 
89 
66 



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DATE 


NAME 


MARCH 




3 


Jean W. Burgess 


4 


Genevieve G. Young 


9 


Florence E. Stoddard 


16 


Roxanne N. Curtin 


17 


Phyllis M. Kelley 


27 


Margot J. Herzog 


28 


Gerard J. Stanton 


29 


Gerhard Birmann 


APRIL 




1 


Elizabeth J. Fink 


5 


Louis Lualdi 


5 


Maria E. Gratta 


19 


Shirley A. Piepenbrink 


20 


Frances C. Walton 


20 


Ethel Knowles 


21 


Florence V. Gilman 


MAY 




3 


Dorothy A. Roberts 


10 


Patsey J. Calorio 


13 


Katherine J. Kleeves 


15 


Sheldon F. Sladen 


20 


Marie C. Coleman 


24 


Charles F Evers 


31 


John J. Keohane 


JUNE 




24 


Theresa Cox 


27 


Martin F Waters 


30 


James G. Story 


JULY 




4 


Allan Peckham 


6 


Harold Thistlethwaite 


9 


Joseph P McNally 


12 


Evelyn J. Bucknam 


13 


Margaret Dillon 


AUGUST 




2 


Thomas M. O'Connell 


3 


Khanum Moshfegh 


6 


David H. Williams 


9 


Edward P Malley 


16 


Eleanor V. Soule 


16 


Norman F Tidd 


27 


Olive Maxted 


31 


Maria T. Lucchetti 


31 


Ethel A. Gebhardt 



AGE 

77 
84 
98 
42 
77 
56 
79 
83 



73 
89 
91 
72 
78 
91 
90 



92 

76 
82 
61 
93 
87 
76 



98 

78 
53 



61 
86 
86 
99 
56 



78 
77 
51 
91 
76 
71 
96 
88 
78 



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DAIE 


NAME 


SEPTEMBER 




8 


John R. Simons 


14 


William L. Kleinz, Jr. 


14 


Barbara A. Redcay 


24 


David B. Coleman 


25 


Doris G. Tower 


OCTOBER 




12 


Richard C. Bean 


12 


Evelyn L. Lawlor 


12 


Barbara W. Fellows 


17 


Sam J. Postbrief 


20 


Helen W. Brandt 


NOVEMBER 




5 


Bertha B. Hanley 


9 


Anthony C. Laugelle 


12 


W. Chester Browne. 


13 


Sumner Smith, Jr. 


21 


Madeline Beveridge 


21 


Charles J. O'Malley 


26 


Anne H. Bowden 


26 


Roberta Suhrbier 


DECEMBER 




9 


Anthony C. DeNapoli 


12 


Doris M. Hyland 


17 


John Joseph Lengel 


18 


Edward R Home 


20 


Ellen M. McNichol 


20 


Dorothea C. Anacone 


26 


Blanche Bemadette Bums 



AGE 

68 
83 
66 
44 
86 



56 
82 
89 
49 
79 



99 
80 
77 
76 
92 
58 
92 
53 



91 
75 
79 
73 
92 
78 
102 



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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRARS 

The Board of Registrars reappointed Margaret Charles as the Chairwoman. 
Dorothea Parmenter was reappointed for three years by the Board of Selectmen. 

The following elections and Town meetings were held: 

Special Town Meeting - January 22, 1996 

Special Town Election - February 10, 1996 

Presidential Primary - March 5, 1996 

Annual & Special Town Meeting - March 30, 1996 

Annual Town Election - April 6, 1996 

Special Town Election - May 4, 1996 

Special Town Meeting - August 12, 1996 

State Primary - September 17, 1996 

Recount - September 28, 1996 

Special Town Meeting - October 28, 1996 

State Election - November 5, 1996 

The Annual Listing of Persons seventeen years of age and older as per General 
Laws, Chapter 51, Section 4 was conducted by mail during January. Voter registration may 
be done at the Town Hall during regular business hours. Also, registration forms are avail- 
able from the Post Office, Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Registry of Motor Vehicles, and 
various state agencies. To register to vote you must be eighteen years of age on or before 
election day, bom in the United States or be a naturalized citizen. 

At this time we have a total of 5,416 voters; 1,129 Democrats, 1,191 Republicans, 
and 3,096 UnenroUed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Margaret Charles, Chairwoman 

Marion Douglas, Clerk 

Dorothea Parmenter 

Judith P. Volungis 



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BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

1996 was not unlike years in the past; that is, heavy time demands necessary for 
activities, projects, and undertakings as the Board of Selectmen and other boards and 
committees of the Town labored to meet both the immediate and longer term needs of the 
community. Such efforts are always difficult when problems and requests outnumber 
financial resources. 

The Selectmen continue to make the difficult decisions on competing priorities of 
various projects and programs. 

The following monthly highlights will present but a capsule listing of happenings 
in Cohasset over the past twelve months: 

HIGHLIGHTS OF 1996 

JANUARY — Special meeting vote for renovation of Deer Hill School and new 
K-3 School passes at Town Meeting. 

Selectman Jane Goedecke declines to seek a third term. 

Record snow fall puts snow removal budget way over. 

FEBRUARY — Override of new school and Deer Hill School update fails by a small 
margin. 

Independent auditors, Tucci & Roselli, are pleased to report that 
Cohasset is efficiently managed and problems cited in the past have 
been corrected. 

Eastern Edison reports it has taken steps to prevent a repeat of the 
Christmas 1995 blackout. 

MARCH — Bob Davenport, incumbent Martha Gjesteby, Nan Roth and Ronnie 

McMorris seek two open seats on the Board of Selectmen. 

Long-time Town Counsel Richard Henderson steps down. Selectmen 
appoint the Boston law firm of Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis 
Holland & Drachman to serve as Town Counsel, with Paul DeRensis 
handling the bulk of the Town's legal work. 

An article for a new K-3 school is passed by Town Meeting. 

All records broken for snow fall, with over 100 inches this winter. 

Shaw's Supermarkets break ground at Cushing Plaza. 

Town Meeting authorizes spending $12,000 for professional services 
to assist in preparing an Open Space Plan. 



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APRIL — 



MAY — 



JUNE — 



JULY 



Prop. 2-1/2 override for the new school passes. 

Record-breaking town election held, with about 62% of voters turning 
out. 

Nan Roth and Ronnie McMorris win seats on the Board of Selectmen. 

The Hagerty Committee backs moving or razing Victorian house on 
the property after its sale is voted down at Annual Town Meeting. 

The Little League season begins at newly refurbished Barnes Field. 

An override asking voters to split the cost of sewers for North 
Cohasset fails. 

The Town is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to get the 
Harbor dredged. 

The Town's bond counsel notifies Selectmen that legislation would 
have to be passed validating the recent school vote before $9.9 mil- 
lion in school bonds could be issued because the warrant for the 
April 6 Town Election failed to mention the Prop. 2-1/2 exemption 
ballot question. At a state hearing the House Committee on Local 
Affairs decides that despite the posting oversight, voters were ade- 
quately informed. 

The legislature and Governor approve April 6 Prop. 2-1/2 override 
question on school. 

Residents and visitors celebrate Festival on the Common by the South 
Shore Art Center and Harborfest. 

Citizens Mitigation Committee meets for the first time on the restora- 
tion of the Greenbush Railroad through town. 

The Open Space Committee mails surveys out to all residents, the 
results of which will help in preparing an Open Space Plan. 

Five hundred citizens, led by Cohasset Concerned Taxpayers, call for 
Special Town Meeting next month to reconsider the March 30 Annual 
Town Meeting vote approving the $9.9 million school. 

The Panagia Greek Orthodox Church hosts its annual Tavema. 

MBTA says it will consider a Village train station. 

The remnants of Hurricane Bertha drench Cohasset with more than 
3-1/2" rain, setting a new record for the month of July. 



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AUGUST — The first Farmers' Market in the Village is a big success. 

Special Town Meeting at the Music Circus draws a record turnout. A 
citizens' petition to rescind the vote of March Town Meeting on new 
school is defeated by a two-to-one vote. Selectmen ask the North 
Cohasset voters to wait until spring to bring up shared funding for the 
sewers. Voters also reject article to move the new school closer to the 
Deer Hill School. 

Selectmen decide not to join Hingham in a lawsuit to fight restoration 
of the train. 

SEPTEMBER — Alumni Field is officially opened. 

OCTOBER — Village station is voted against by Selectmen after straw vote held at 
Fall Town Meeting showed three-to-one against the Village location. 

The Fall Town Meeting approves spending $230,000 more on the 
Public Works Garage. 

NOVEMBER — Hingham and Cohasset learn they will receive nearly $450,000 in 
state grants toward the purchase of 50 acres at the top of Turkey Hill. 

The Coast Guard will lend Cohasset the lens from Minot's Light 
Ledgehouse for use in the replica on Government Island. 

Cohasset dedicates Town Squares to soldiers lost in Korea and 
Vietnam. 

Selectmen are asked to consider using the Hagerty property for the 
proposed Lobster Lab, a marine learning facility for young people. 

DECEMBER — The Chamber of Commerce hosts a village design "charrette" on how 
to revitalize the downtown area. 

Cohasset Town Administrator Gregory J. Doyon appointed new town 
administrator for Abington. 

Selectmen announce that a "Pay-As- You-Throw" trash program will 
begin in the spring at RTF. 



As the year comes to a close, it is clear that water, sewers, flooding, trains, open 
space preservation, schools and environmental protection will be significant issues for the 
year ahead. 

We will continue to make the decisions we deem to be in the best interests of the 



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Town. We also recognize that your Board of Selectmen could not address all of the issues 
presented without the valuable input and dedication of elected and appointed boards, com- 
mittees, commissions, and Town staff. We are appreciative of their contributions toward 
making Cohasset a fine community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Merie S. Brown, Chairman 

Michael H. Sullivan, Vice Chairman 

Roseanne M. McMorris 

Peter J. Pratt 

Nancy A. Roth 



TOWN MODERATOR 

To The Citizens of Cohasset: 

The year 1996 was one in which the taxpayers of the Town and its Moderator were 
put to the test as we confronted two so-called pocketbook issues of enormous socio- 
economic consequence to our Town and its taxpayers. The construction of a new elemen- 
tary school, and the issue of Town sewer connection dominated an emotional, "big- 
ticket" Town agenda. Yet, it was perhaps the system and protocol of our venerable, yet 
archaic Town Meeting form of government itself, which was taxed and tested by an 
unprecedented, history-making turnout of deeply committed, emotionally charged partic- 
ipants on each side of the issues. Facilities, procedures, personnel and this Moderator were 
challenged by the huge vociferous crowd, who are to be commended for their activism, 
and to whom apologies are due for any inconvenience, delays or inefficiencies which 
resulted from our overtaxed system. 

Despite inadequate administrative procedures which became apparent in the face of 
the huge crowd, and some previously acknowledged "Moderator error", I am pleased to 
note that valuable lessons were learned at the August 12 meeting, and, in the immediate 
aftermath, steps were taken which resulted in a forum on August 19 which saw 800 voters 
processed efficiently, and the important business transacted to a conclusion with fairness, 
order and model efficiency. 

In 1997, it is my intention to work with Town Clerk Marion Douglas to implement 
more contemporary systems which are clearly indicated if the Town Meeting model of 
Government is to remain viable in the wake of the changing face of Cohasset as we enter 
the year 2,000 and beyond. 

My year-end thanks to the Board of Selectmen, Town Counsel Paul DeRensis, 
Town Clerk Marion Douglas, Town Administrator Gregory Doyon, members of the 
Advisory Committee, and other committees whose tireless work throughout the year are 
an invaluable resource to me as Moderator. 

George L. Marlette, III 
Town Moderator 



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TOWN COUNSEL 

This year was a very active and successful year for the Law Department: 

1. Change in Town Counsel . In March, 1996, Richard A. Henderson, who had 
served the Town for many years as Town Counsel, resigned and was replaced by Paul R. 
DeRensis. The transition of pending and new matters was handled smoothly and the busi- 
ness of the town continued uninterrupted. 

2. Advice & Legal Documents . Numerous advisory opinions were rendered 
throughout the year to various Town officials and Boards relating to a wide variety of 
issues and subjects. Frequent and ongoing attention was given to reviewing and/or draft- 
ing Bylaws, numerous contract documents and agreements, easements, procurement doc- 
uments, public road documents. Warrants for Town meetings (both special and annual 
town meetings), compliance with State Ethics Act, legislation for presentation to the 
General Court, various Town rules and regulations, and other legal documents. 

3. Administrative Agency Proceedings . The Town was defended in a number of 
administrative agency proceedings pending in state agencies, including issues before the 
Appellate Tax Board, Department of Environmental Protection, and bid protests before 
the Attorney General's office. 

4. Projects . We assisted in various private road issues. North Cohasset Sewer pro- 
ject (including the Intermunicipal agreement with Hull, easement/real estate issues, bet- 
terment formulae and various other documents), contract issues in connection with the 
new Town garage, licensing issues, election recounts, Massachusetts American Water 
Company rate setting as limited intervenor, assistance with the Town's petitions for 
legislative acts (including the act validating the vote for the new school project, the act 
authorizing an intermunicipal agreement and the act for the Treasurer/Collector's 
position). 

5. Litigation & Labor Arbitrations . As of December 31, 1996, the number of claims 
and lawsuits in which the Town is a party total 33 as follows: 

2 Matters inyolying the Board of Selectmen: 

Commonwealth of Masachusetts v. Town of Cohasset, 

Suffolk Sup Ct, No. 38652. 
Cohasset Heights Ltd. v. Town of Cohasset, 

Land Court Misc. Case No. 212919. 

4 Matters involving the Conservation Conunission: 

Cohasset Heights, Ltd. v. Cohasset Conservation Commission, 

Norfolk Sup Ct, C.A. 96-1886. 
Cohasset Heights, Ltd. v. Cohasset Conservation Commission, 

(Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP"), 

File No. 13-399. 
Cohasset Conservation Commission v. Cohasset Heights Ltd., 

Norfolk Sup Ct, C.A. 96-2103. 
Cohasset Heights Ltd. v. Conservation Commission of the Town of Cohasset, 

Norfolk Sup Ct, C.A. 94-1989. 

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19 Litigations involving the Board of Assessors: 

Chase v. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 28 11 63-96. 
Crowley v. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 28 1 364-96. 
Faulkner v. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 234254-96. 
Hemon v. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 280854-96. 
Lauretti, et al v. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 276650-95. 
McElroy v. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 234507-96. 
McMeekin v. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 280572-96. 
Miller v. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 279994-96. 
Roy V. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 280029-96. 
Roy V. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 280026-96. 
Roy V. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 280015-96. 
Roy V. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 277718-95. 
Roy V. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 272372-94. 
Roy V. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 268361-93. 
Roy V. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 280031-96. 
Roy V. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 280023-96. 
Roy V. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 273052-94. 
Roy V. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 273041-94. 
Troy V. Board of Assessors of the Town of Cohasset, 

Appellate Tax Board, No. 281910-96. 

1 Matter involving the Zoning Board of Appeals: 

Catlin, Trustee of the Gulph River Realty Trust v. Zoning Board of Appeals, 
Norfolk Sup Ct, C.A. No. 96-2553. 

1 Matter involving the Board of Health: 

Cohasset Heights Ltd. v. Board of Health of the Town of Cohasset 



117 



6 Claims presented during 1996: 

Monaco v. Town ofCohasset (Department of Public Works). 
Krueger v. Town ofCohasset (Parks & Recreation Commission). 
Johansen v. Town ofCohasset (Department of Public Works). 
Johansen v. Town ofCohasset (School Committee). 
Gojfv. Town ofCohasset (School Committee). 
Beatty v. Town ofCohasset (DPW). 



Respectfully submitted, 

Paul R. DeRensis 
Town Counsel 



118 



FINANCIAL REPORTS 

TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

Submitted herewith is my amiual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1996. 
This report includes the following: 

GENERAL FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

4. State and County Assessments 

5. Statement of Revenues, Budget vs. Actual 

SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance, Town 
Special Revenue Funds 

3. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance, School 
Special Revenue Funds 

SEWER FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

WATER FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Retained Earnings 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2 Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

TRUST FUNDS 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

LONG TERM DEBT GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 

1 . Statement of Long Term Debt 

2. Statement of Debt Authorized and Unissued 

OTHER REPORTS 

1 . Reconciliation of Cash Accounts 

2. Free Cash Calculation 

3. Schedule of Reserve Fund Transfers 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. Michael Buckley 
Town Accountant 



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STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES 

AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

GENERAL FUND 

FISCAL YEAR 1996 



Revenue: 

Property Taxes 
State Aid 
Excise Taxes 
Other Local Receipts 



12,009,210 

1,218,273 

704,511 

998,433 



Total Revenue 




14,930,427 


Less: 






Expenditures: 






General Government 


1,211,910 




Public Safety 


2,783,017 




Schools 


6,945,864 




Highways 


458,839 




Sanitation (Net of Sewer) 


394,609 




Human Services 


100,981 




Culture & Recreation 


362,819 




Debt Service 


561,414 




Employee Benefits & Insurance 


1,532,053 




State and County Assessments 


461,695 




Total Expenditures 




14,813,201 


Encumbrances: 
Encumbrances 


294,165 




Continued Appropriations 







Reserve For Expenditure 


184,994 




Reserve For Expenditure-Prior Year 


(128,500) 




Encumbrances-Prior Year 


(345,277) 





Total Encumbrances 

Other Financing Sources (Uses) 
Operating Transfers In 
Operating Transfers Out 
State Over Assessments 
Snow Deficit Adjustment 
Miscellaneous Adjustments 



258,716 
(393,151) 
(8,074) 
66,864 
9,453 



Total Financing Sources (Uses) 
Excess of Revenues Over Expenditures 
Unreserved Fund Balance July 1, 1995 
Unreserved Fund Balance June 30, 1996 



5,382 



(66,192) 
45,652 
1,254,589 
$1,300,241 



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FISCAL 1996 REVENUE 








JUNE 30,1996 








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ACTUAL 


VARIANCE 


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TAX LEVY 










Real Estate 


11,935,656 


11,657,778 


(277,878) 


97.7% 


Personal Property 


148,403 


145,457 


(2,946) 


98.0% 


Tax Liens 





153,921 


153,921 


— 


Deferred Tax 





52,054 


52,054 


— 


Total Tax Levy 


12,084,059 


12,009,210 


(74,849) 


99.4% 


STATE AID 










School Chapter 70 


634,609 


634,609 





100.0% 


Additional Assistance 


209,013 


209,013 





100.0% 


School Transportation 


46,222 


55,695 


9,473 


120.5% 


Veterans' Reimbursements 


1,460 


934 


(526) 


64.0% 


Highway Fund 


34,765 


34,765 





100.0% 


Lottery 


262,575 


262,575 





100.0% 


Veterans' Exemptions 


5,899 


6,372 


473 


108.0% 


Elderly Exemptions 


7,028 


7,028 





100.0% 


State Owned Land 


475 


462 


(13) 


97 3% 


Tuition of State Wards 


5,986 


5,376 


(610) 


89.8% 


Storm Assistance 





1,444 


1,444 


— 


Total State Aid 


1,208,032 


1,218,273 


10,241 


100.8% 


LOCAL RECEIFIS 










Motor Vehicle Excise 


620,859 


704,511 


83,652 


113.5% 


Boat Excise 


8,000 


7,455 


(545) 


93.2% 


Penalty & Interest on Taxes 










Property Taxes 


32,000 


30,188 


(1,812) 


94.3% 


Liens 


25,000 


94,405 


69,405 


377.6% 


Excise 


5,500 


5,791 


291 


105.3% 


R.T.F. Stickers 


95,000 


109,501 


14,501 


115.3% 


FEE3 










Weights & Measures 


500 


547 


47 


109.4% 


Ambulance 


90,000 


99,428 


9,428 


110.5% 


Fire Department Other 


3,000 


4,253 


1,253 


141.8% 


Town Clerk 


10,000 


10,743 


743 


107.4% 


Treasurer/Collector 


22,000 


22,362 


362 


101.6% 


Board Of Selectmen 


2,900 


6,381 


3,481 


220.0% 


Planning Board 


1,500 


4,160 


2,660 


277.3% 


Conservation Commission 1,500 


11,993 


10,493 


799.5% 


Police Dept 


9,000 


12,633 


3,633 


140.4% 


Assessors 


200 


531 


331 


265.5% 


Dog Officer 


100 


25 


(75) 


25.0% 


Public Works 





1,??3 


1,223 


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Cohasset Heights 


65,000 


67,915 


2,915 


104.5% 


Recycling 


5,000 


20,525 


15,525 


410.5% 


Transfer Station Fees 


14,000 


11,852 


(2,148) 


84.7% 


Rentals 





616 


616 


— 


School Dept 





901 


901 


— 


Library Fees 


3,000 


3,312 


312 


110.4% 


Cemetery Fees 


6,000 


5,652 


(348) 


94.2% 


Recreation Fees 


50,000 


42,626 


(7,374) 


85.3% 


Licenses & Permits 










Facilities (Beach Stickers) 


16,500 


22,436 


5,936 


136.0% 


Board Of Health 


17,000 


23,817 


6,817 


140.1% 


Building Dept 


35,000 


41,783 


6,783 


119.4% 


Wire Dept 


3,800 


3,761 


(39) 


99.0% 


Dog Licenses 


8,500 


6,843 


(1,657) 


80.5% 


Alcoholic Beverage 


16,500 


17,795 


1,295 


107.8% 


Selectmen Other 


4,100 


3,831 


(269) 


93.4% 


Selectmen Road Openings 


4,200 


3,700 


(500) 


88.1% 


Firearms 


1,000 


624 


(376) 


62.4% 


Unclassified 





55,077 


55,077 


— 


Fines & Forfeits 










Parking 


15,000 


22,279 


7,279 


148.5% 


Court Fines 


3,000 


6,783 


3,783 


226.1% 


Registry Fines 


20,000 


22,843 


2,843 


114.2% 


Investment Income 


80,000 


148,417 


68,417 


185.5% 


Harbor Fees 


40,000 


43,425 


3,425 


108.6% 


Total Local Receipts 


1,334,659 


1,702,944 


368,285 


127.6% 



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WATER FUND 

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IN RETAINED EARNINGS 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1996 



Revenue:* 






User Charges 
Water Liens 

Hydrants-Town of Cohasset 
Miscellaneous 


1,120,308 
72,734 
97,125 
31,042 




Total Revenue 




1,321,209 


Expenditures 
Encumbrances 
Transfer to General Fund 


1,140,018 

104,494 

9,000 




Total Expenditures & Encumbrances 




(1,253,512) 


Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures 




67,697 


Retained Earnings July 1, 1995 







Add: Prior year Encumbrances closed 
Transfers from General Fund 




8,494 



Operating Surplus 




76,191 


Less: Loan Repayment to General Fund 




76,191 


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SEWER FUND 

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FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1996 



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Sewer Liens 
Miscellaneous 

Total Revenue 

Expenditures 
Encumbrances 
Transfer to Capital Fund 

Total Expenditures & Encumbrances 

Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures 

Undesignated Fund Balance July 1, 1995 

Add: Prior year Encumbrances closed 
Transfers from General Fund 

Operating Deficit 

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Undesignated Fund Balance June 30, 1996 

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74,430 
22,960 

542 



174,831 
54,627 
10,000 



97,932 



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(141,526) 



19,272 
25,136 



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TRUST FUNDS 

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

FISCAL YEAR 1996 



Expenses & Reserved 
Donations & Investment Transfers to ForFY97 Balance 
July 1, 1995 Receipts Income General Fund Expenditure June 30. 199e 



PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 



Sillings Park Fund 


1,126 


killings Common Fund 


984 


H.W. Wadleigh Park Fund 


5.826 


Wheelwright Park Fund 


16.056 


Hdith M. Bates Fund 


6.010 


CEMETERIES 




Perpetual Care-Woodside Cemetery 


115.130 


Perpetual Care-Beechwood Cemetery 


7,590 


Beechwood Cemetery Association 


3.395 


Estate of Harry E. Wilbur 


5.822 


Charlotte Uncoln Bell Memorial Fund 


27.423 


Isadora B. Newey Fund 


20.596 


Cedar Street Cemetery 


3.439 


SCHOOLS 




Ripley Fund 


4.929 


James W. Nichols Scholarship Fund 


5,235 


Major William Arthur Scholarship Fund 


7.441 


Alice and Walter Shuebruk Scholarship Fund 


12.886 


William Ripley Jr., Athletic Fund 


13.043 


John F. Creamer Scholarship Fund 


1.233 


Margaret M. Hardy Scholarship Fund 


232.337 


Helen & Mateom Stevens Scholarship Fund 


159.311 


Noel Ripley Scholarship 





OTHER 




Stabilization Fund 


111.159 


Carbone Lane 


19.647 


Health Insurance Trust Fund 


67.376 


Conservation Fund 


31.115 




5.265 


Beechwood Ball Paric Fund 


770 


Retirement Fund 


821.162 


Town Pump Maintenance 


1.468 


Fire Department Charitable Trust 


72,528 


Milliken Field Gill 





Reed Comer Trust Fund 


114 


Alts Lottery Fund 





PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY 




Vanguard Star Fund 


443.280 



TRUST FUND TOTALS 



2.223,696 



3,381 



51 



20,000 



75,000 



692 



60,000 



2,575 



28,559 



58 




40 


1.144 


51 




30 


1.005 


302 




230 


5.897 


838 




700 


16,194 


304 






6,313 


6,014 




4,800 


119.725 


397 




350 


7.637 


171 






3.567 


294 






6.116 


1,384 


221 




28.586 


1,041 






21.637 


179 




150 


3,468 


249 






5,178 


244 


1.500 




3.979 


377 






7.869 


638 


1.000 




12.524 


658 






13,702 


19 






1.262 


11,522 


13.500 




230.360 


7,940 


8,375 




158.876 


389 






20.389 


7,542 






193,701 









19,647 


3,404 






70,781 


1,757 


255 




32,617 


286 






5,531 


31 


1,244 




249 


55,215 




60.000 


816,377 


73 


69 




1,472 


3,082 


75,610 







2.954 


60,000 




2.954 


5 






119 


55 






2,630 



78,589 



11,214 



190,258 



186,044 



172,987 



539,214 



66,300 2,360,711 

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150 



ANNUAL DEBT REPORT 



INSIDE DEBT UMIT: 

Project 


Amount 
of Issue 


Date of 
Issue 


Term 


Rate 


FY96 
Principal 


06/30/96 

Outstanding 

Balance 


PayKrff 
Date 


School FkxMS and Walls 


115,000 


08/28/91 


5yi8. 


6.45% 


12.800 


15,000 


08/28/96 


Cemeteiy Plans 


25.000 


11/01/90 


5yiB. 


7.17% 


3.000 





11/01/95 


Joseph Osgood Projects 


115.000 


11/01/90 


9yre. 


7.17% 


25,000 


51,000 


11/01/99 


Town Hat Project 


1.060.000 


06A)1/89 


13yr8. 


6.7% 


80.750 


449.750 


06A)1/02 


Transfer Station 


550.000 


06/01/89 


ISyrs. 


6.7% 


50,000 


245.000 


06W1/D2 


School Classroom Renovations 


250.000 


06A)1/89 


13 ym. 


6.7% 


31.375 


30.375 


06«)1/07 


School Science Labs 


70.000 


06A>1/89 


9y«. 


6.7% 


7.875 


14.875 


06A)1/98 


PolceFire Renovations 


395.000 


11/01/90 


lOyiB. 


7.17% 


40.000 


195.000 


11/01/00 


School Renovations-HS/JO 


95.000 


12A)4/92 


5yni. 


4.75% 


19.000 


38,000 


12A)4/97 


Fire Pumper 


208,000 


03A)1/94 


lOyiB. 


5.3% 


20,000 


160,000 


03A)1/04 


School Bolere - Osgood 


85.000 


03A)1/94 


9yi8. 


5.3% 


10.000 


65.000 


03A)1/03 


Amtxilance 


72,000 


03A)1/94 


4yfs. 


5.3% 


20.000 


30.000 


03A)1/98 


Haggerty Property 


456.000 


02/15^6 


16yrs. 


4-5.05% 


29.000 


456.000 


02/15/12 


Fuel Tanks & Renovations 


299.415 


02/15«6 


lOyre. 


4-4.95% 


30.000 


299,415 


02/15/06 


School Buses 


66.000 


02/1 5«6 


4yrs. 


4.25-4.95% 


9.000 


66,000 


02/15/00 


Athletic Fields 


99,700 


02M5/96 


15yrs 


4-4.95% 





99.700 


02/15/11 


Athletic Fields 


775,000 


02/1 5«6 


15yi8 


4-4.95% 





775.000 


02/15/11 


Sewer Engmeeiing 


186,885 


oms^ 


4yiB. 


4.254.95% 





196.885 


02/1500 


Pubic Works Garage 


752,000 


02^5/96 


16yre. 


4-5.05% 





752.000 


02/15/12 


TOTALS-lnskle Debt Limit 




387.800 


"Tw^ 




OUTSIDE DEBT UMIT: 










6000 






Water Treatment Plant 


2.500.000 


01/01/78 


34yrB. 


5.00% 




1,168,000 


01/01/12 


Watermam Project I& II 


490.000 


08/1S«4 


20yi». 


8.1-9% 




215,000 


08/1 5W4 


LandAcquisitton 


1.900.000 


11/01/90 


15yrs. 


7.17% 




1.314.000 


11/01/05 


TOTALSOutakle Debt Limit 


2.697.000 




GRAND TOTAL 












6.636.000 





151 



ANNUAL DEBT REPORT 

Amounts Authorized and Unissued 



Project 

Sewer Construction-Straits 

Sewer Construction-Downtown 

Sewer Construction-Downtown 

Harbor Dredging 

Sewer Engineering 

Cemetery Repairs 

Elementary School 

Elementary School Design 

Wheelchair Lift 

School Bus 

Oil Tank Removal 

Landfill Capping 

Water Mains 

Water Meters 

Water Treatment Plant 

Sewer Engineering 

Landfill Capping 

Total 



Authorization 


Authorization 


Date 


Amount 


04/01/96 


6,326,800 


03/30/96 


70,000 


03/30/96 


190,000 


11/06/95 


75,000 


11/06/95 


120,000 


04/01/89 


25,000 


03/30/96 


9,890,000 


03/30/96 


180,000 


03/26/94 


6,000 


03/26/94 


3,042 


03/26/94 


12,920 


03/26/94 


825,000 


10/24/94 


1,900,000 


10/24/94 


310,000 


10/24/94 


240,000 


10/24/94 


20,861 


04/07/90 


480,000 




20,674,623 



152 



RECONCILIATION OF TOWN CASH ACCOUNTS 
JUNE 30, 1996 



01 General Fund 

12 School Lunch Fund 

13 Highway Fund 

15 School Special Revenue Fund 

18 Town Special Revenue Fund 

25 Sewer Fund 

30 Capital Projects Fund 

61 Water Fund 

62 Water Capital Projects Fund 
81 Trust Funds 

89 Agency Fund 

ACCOUNTANT TOTAL 



1,396,806 



1,607 

51,488 

188,718 

20,817 

2,452,025 

104,494 

1,070,443 

2,488,211 

130,895 



$7,905,501 



Less: Library Trust Capital 

Appreciation 

ACCOUNTANT ADJUSTED TOTAL 



117,303 



7,788,199 



Bank of Boston 

BayBank 

Boston Safe Deposit 

Citizens Bank 

Eastern Bank 

Fleet Bank 

Fleet Shawmut Bank 

First Trade Union 

Rockland Trust Company 

State Street Bank & Trust 

Investments 

Trust Funds & Investments 

Cash on Hand 

TREASURER TOTAL 



1,483,040 

38,645 

337,123 

327,819 

104,161 

152,496 

606,988 

267,115 

323,427 

26,326 

1,750,000 

2,370,908 

150 



$7,788,199 



153 



FREE CASH CALCULATION 
JUNE 30, 1996 

Unexpended Balance Fiscal 1 995 : 1 2, 1 72 

Decrease in Uncollected Property Taxes: 163,996 

Surplus Local Receipts: 

Penalties & Interest on Taxes 85,384 

Cherry Sheet 10,241 

Unclaimed Items 38,264 

Licenses & Permits 34,931 

Investment Income 68,417 

RTF & CHL Revenue 69,343 

Other Local Receipts 55,716 362,296 

Returned Appropriations: 

Storm Cleanup 56,778 

Police Department 12,166 

South Shore Charter School 31,192 

Board of Health/RTF 48,648 

Workers' Compensation 36,248 

Health Insurance 40,729 

Property Insurance 19,635 

Short Term Interest 1 1 ,40 1 

Unemployment 7,821 

Other Returned Appropriations 61,677 326,295 

Water Department Payment to General Fund 76,191 

Department of Revenue Adjustments (13,671) 

June 30, 1996 Free Cash Certification 927.279 



154 



SCHEDULE OF RESERVE FUND TRANSFERS 
FISCAL YEAR 1996 



DEPARTMENT 


BUDGET LINE 


PURPOSE 


DATE 


AMOUNT 


Harbor 


Article 


Hart}or Wall Repair 


September 30 


$3,178 


Unclassified 


Article 


Veterans Squares 


December 5 


4.500 


Fire Department 


Headquarters 


Building Repairs 


January 25 


1.200 


Tree & Park 


Payroll 


Overtime 


February 6 


1.400 


Transfer Station 


Expenses 


Equipment Maint 


February 6 


6.550 


Accountant 


Payroll 


Dept Head Salary 


March 19 


1.033 


Highway 


H 


Dept Head Salary 


May 14 


1.594 


Highway 


" 


Cleric Salary 


May 14 


1.064 


Highway 


Garage 


Electricity 


May 14 


600 


Harbor 


Expenses 


Backflow Prevention 


May 14 


859 


Elections &T.M. 


Expenses 


Voting Machine 


May 14 


1.305 


Elections &T.M. 


Payroll 


Temporary Employees 


May 14 


2.000 


Parking Clerk 


Expenses 


Ticket Processing 


May 14 


300 


Conservation 


Article 




May 14 


922 


School 


Contracted Caniers 


Special Education 


May 14 


3,575 


School 


Tuition 


Special Education 


May 14 


9.792 


Town Hall 


Payroll 


Temporary Employees 


May 14 


712 


Dispatch 


Payroll 


Overtime 


May 14 


4.00Q 


Veterans' 


Expenses 


Benefits 


June 30 


500 


Assessors 


Payroll 


Dept Head Salary 


June 30 


1 


Wire 


Capital Outlay 


Tnjck Repairs 


June 30 


2.800 


Unclassified 


Audit 


Purchase of Services 


June 30 


2.000 


Legal 


Town Counsel 


Purchase of Services 


June 30 


20.000 


Fire 


Headquarters 


Electricity 


June 30 


1.504 


Seiectnften 


Collective Bargaining 


Purchase of Services 


June 30 


511 


Treasurer 


Expenses 


Postage 


June 30 


261 


Medicare 


Expenses 


Town Match 


June 30 


1.766 


Highway 


Snow Removal 


Snow Removal 


June 30 


26.073 



Total 



$100,000 



155 



BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

Property tax revenue accounts for 70% of the total dollars required to fund the 
Town Budget. As a result, it is extremely important that fair and equitable assessments of 
all properties be the norm to ensure equal distribution of the property tax base. This is in 
accordance with the constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and this 
requirement is met not only through the revaluation process, which is required every three 
years, but also through the Cyclical Inspection Program. Currently, Cohasset is involved 
in a continuous six year cyclical program which began in 1993, requiring that we inspect 
approximately 500 parcels of real estate each year. Relevant data about house style, type 
of construction, size, shape and description of the living space is necessary to maintain 
accurate property descriptions. This information becomes vital in the analytical process to 
determine property value. 

Also important in the equation is market trends. Ending the third quarter of 1996, 
Cohasset had 139 valid sales transactions, 118 residential and 21 condominium sales. The 
1996 market is strengthening and sales activity appears to be on the rise. The third quar- 
ter median house value for 1996 was $177,000.00. 

The Annual Town Meeting of 1996, adopted M.G.L. Chapter 80, Sec. 13B allow- 
ing for Deferral of Sewer Betterment charges for those properties already eligible for tax 
deferral under Chapter 41 A. 

The Assessors wish to acknowledge Assistant Assessor/Appraiser Cheryl Pooler for 
her dedication and professionalism, along with the hardworking staff of Janice Rosano 
and Debra Krupczak. We would also like to thank the residents of the Town of Cohasset 
for their continued support. 

The fiscal 1997 tax rate has been set at $15.05. Following is a distribution of values 
by type for the Town of Cohasset. 



PROPERTY TYPE 



VALUATION 



Residential 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Personal Property 

Total 



$ 775,261,000 

47,021,300 

5,035,000 

9,931,471 

$ 837,248,771 

Respectfully submitted. 



James W. Lagrotteria, Chairman 

Michael C. Patrolia 

Ross W. Rosano, Secretary 



156 



GROSS SALARIES & WAGES PAID 

IN CALENDAR YEAR 1996 

(Includes, where applicable, stipends, overtime, special details and holiday pay) 



NAME 



STUDLEYt JOYCE C, 
UINN« ELLEN E. 



-OOYONt GREGORY J 
TOWN ADMINISTRATOR 

8R0UN. MERLE S. 

CJESTEBY* MARTHA K 

60EOECKE» JANE 

LEHR JR« ARTHUR L 

MARLETTE III, GEORGE 
-NCGUIRct KATHLEEN M. 

NCNORRIS, RCSE4NNE M. 

PRATT, PETER J 
-OUICLEY, WILLIAM P 

ROTH, NANCY A. 

SULLIVAN, MICHAEL H. 
.WAOSUORTH, CAVIC H 

SELECTMEN - TOTAL 

NAME UNKNOWN 
BACCARI, DOMENIC M 
.BATES, MARGARET M. 
BUCKLEY, RAYMOND 6 
CHARLES, MARGARET R 
XDRBETT, EILEEN N. 
CROSSEN, ALBA M 
OANIELSCN, JOHN 
OtOUGLAi, MARION L 
FXNEGAN, ANTHONY J 
FLINT, GORDON E. 
-FJ.INT, LOUISE 
GETTO, CARLA A. 
GOODWIN, RONALD 
MERNAti, MARGARET 
JONES, CONSTANCE 
KENT, SUSAN 
JLOEO« FRED 
LAUGELLE, PETER G 
LEHR JR, ARTHUR L 
4.INC01N* CAVIO 
LINCOLN, KATHERINE M 
LITCHFIELD, PAULINE J 
-LOCAN, ELIZABETH H. 

MACLURE. JANET 

MARSH, HERBERT L 
JICAUJJPFE, JEANNE 

NCGUIRE, JACQUELYN R 

NORGENSTERN, ARTHUR S. 
-PARMENTER, DOROTHEA 

PECK* DOUGLAS R. 

PEREIRA, ANTHONY J 

PIEPEN3RINK, ROBERT 

PRATT, RUTH F 

PROTULIS, DEBORAH B 

RHODES, KATHLEEN M 

ftOSANO, JANICE M 

SARGENT, KENNETH S. 

SIME3NE, LOUIS N. 

SOULE, KEVIN N 

SWEENEY, AVIS M. 

THOMPSON, JEAN J. 
-IIJCKEKNAN, GRACE R 

VOLUNGIS, JUDITH P 

WALOFOGEL, GERTRUDE F, 

ELECTIONS - TOTAL 

BUCKLEY JR, J MICHAEL 

FARRELL, MARY M. 
NOONAN, NANCY ANN 



GROSS WAGES 



ACCOUNTANT 



TOTAL 



-RSUPC2AK, OESRA 
POOLER, CHERYL A 



26.102. 


76 


22,6TT. 


49 


48,780. 


25 


56,481. 


88 


56,481. 


88 


1,500. 


00 


249. 


99 


249. 


99 


250. 


00 


1. 


00 


3,346. 


68 


499. 


98 


999. 


96 


6,570. 


84 


499. 


98 


999. 


96 


500. 


00 


15,668. 


38 


64. 


32 


480. 


00 


10. 


00 


97. 


50 


326. 


00 


130. 


00 


310. 


00 


187. 


50 


329. 


00 


125. 


00 


45. 


00 


217. 


,50 


387. 


,50 


99. 


,00 


293. 


,75 


112. 


.50 


172, 


.50 


120. 


,00 


172. 


.15 


110. 


.00 


677.57 


250.00 


372.32 


260. 


.00 


260. 


.00 


106. 


.56 


145. 


.00 


1,527, 


.09 


45, 


.00 


326 


.00 


45 


.00 


126 


.51 


108 


.56 


312 


.50 


11,260 


.53 


245 


.00 


1,184 


.18 


314 


.34 


30 


.00 


43 


.02 


175 


.00 


472 


.50 


405 


.00 


326 


.00 


337 


.50 


23,646 


.40 


43,968 


.86 


12,313 


.98 


26,600 


.62 


82,883 


.46 


9,711 


.76 


42.755 


.93 



NAME 

ROSANO, JANICE M 

ASSESSORS - TOTAL 

LAGROTTERIA. JAKES W 
PATROLIA, MICHAEL C 
ROSANO, ROSS 



ASSESSORS 



TOTAL 



-BUCKLEY, JOSEPH 0. 

LINCOLN, SALLY A. 

LITCHFIELD, LINDA N 
.PSaTULISt DEBORAH B 

RIPLEY, ELIZABETH 8 

TSEA&URER-CCLLECTOR 

ANDERSON. NANCY M. 
-OiaSSEN, ALBA N 
DOUGLAS, MARION L 
HIG6INS, JEAN F. 
NCGUIRE, JACQUELYN R 
STEVERMAN, MADELEINE, E. 

-IQWN CLERK 

NICCICHE, ANN MARIE 

PLANNING BOARD 

LITCHFIELD, PAULINE J 

TOWN HALL 

ABBADESSA, RICHARD G 
-AINSLIE JR, LAWRENCE D 

BEALc, SUZANNE L 

COGILL, DAVID C. 

CONT£, JOHN C. 

OASILVA, THOMAS 0. 

GEOOES, SASHA A. 

GRASSIE JR, FREDERICK H 

HUNT, GARRET A. 

JACKSON, ROtERT W. 
- JCNES, CLIFTON B. 

KNOWLES, PAULA A H 

LAUGELLE, PAUL J 
-LENNON, GREGORY J. 

NARCELLA, ELIZABETH A. 

NATCS, LISA M. 
-MCCARTHY, DONNA 

MCLEAN, JAMES P. 

MORGANELLI, JACGUELYNN J 
-MOOMAN, BRIAN W. 

PETERS. SHELLE L. 

POMARICO, DAVID J. 
-4UI6LeV* WILLIAM P 

RATTENBURY, YVETTE R 

SMALL, JOHN H. 
-X4CSANTIN0, CHRISTY J. 

TREANDR, JcFFREY 

YOCUH, RICHARD 

pOtlCE DEPARTMENT - TOTAL 



IS Jft, ALBERT L. 

COYLE, LINDSAY S 

DELLAPI, JOSEPH P. 
-OOUGtASf. PAISICJA A 

GEOOES, SASHA A. 

KNOWLES, PAULA A M 
-MCQUAY,. MARIANNE SUSAN 

WEEKS, CAVIO JOHN 

WIGMORE, THOMAS 



GROSS WAGES 

26,869.73 

79,337.42 

1,299.96 
1,200.00 
1,200.00 

3,699.96 

30,196.93 

26,903.53 

31,448.76 

5,091.75 

5,469.03 

99,110.00 

533.50 

698.50 
38,127.83 

646.25 
23,678.02 

654.50 

64,338.60 

12,400.80 

12,400.80 

19,712.79 

19,712.79 

8*982.76 

44,172.95 

42.60 

55,716.67 

56, 266.46 

39,416.19 

30. S7 

49,330.14 

3,967.80 

51,893.35 

50,561.41 

29.82 

40,700.86 

47,055.01 

60.00 

44,677.95 

26.80 

3,840.00 

53.60 

56,930.69 

48,591.08 

55,334.87 

42,678.23 

16,799.60 

45,223.66 

3,791.57 

46,065.41 

44,216.17 

856,456.22 

10,014.26 

8,372.74 

530.45 

24,935.35 

15,786.71 

99.40 

991.73 

27,393.15 

23,588.74 



^mXCE - DISPATCHERS- TOTAL 111,712.53 



^-AILQBEAU, PAUL T 
SOSWELL III, JOHN 
CORBO, EDWARD M 



45,123.95 
38,494.47 
41,121.82 



157 



NAME 

CUJU.CY. JAH£S F. 

OOCKRAYt JOHN J. 

FINEGAN. THOHAS P 
-FIX»I, JAMES E. 

GURRY. JAMES L 
HENDERSON, JANE c. 
HERNAN, THOMAS G 
LINCOLN, ROGER W. 
LITCHFIELD. WILLIAM T 
MAHONEY JR. FRANCIS X 
MARR, MATTHEW S 
MCGAFFIGAN. PAUL F. 
PROTULIS, RC3EiiT F 
PROTULIS. WILLIAM J 
ROSANG. RANDALL W 
:tUNEV» JAMES P. 
SILVIA, ROBERT 0. 
STRUZIK, EDkARO J. 
TRASK, MARK H 
WENZLOW, ERIC W. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT - TOTAL 

ANDREWS JR. ALBERT L. 
3R00KE, WILLIAM E 
DONOVAN. MICHA3L A 
HAASE, CONALO P 
LINOSEY. ROBERT P 
NACIiEILL, JOHN M 
MACNEILL. JORDAN C 
MAYNARO. HERMON J 
lULVNAJU), STEVEN L 
NCARTHUR, WILLIAM H 
NCGUIRE, KATHLEEN M. 
MC&AT, THOMAS A 
NIGLIACCIO. JOSEPH A 
PRATT. BRUCE W 
PRATT, PHILIP A 
SILVIA, HARRY M 



GROSS WAGES 

45,793.24 
40.504.65 
42,454.62 
43,440.20 
47.631.58 
12.874.31 
38.406.62 
53,661.92 
39,437.16 
40,953.85 
41,228.37 
39,975.35 
47,010.88 
44,319.05 
38,644.17 
49,252.68 
46,682.91 
38,685.92 
50,232.53 
40,437.53 

966,369.78 

1,318.38 

2,916.09 

228.24 

228.24 

76.08 

2,840.01 

1,065.14 

3.499.74 

2,434.60 

2,206.36 

2,738.93 

2,282.44 

2,231.36 

1,902.04 

3,956.23 

76.08 



CALL-FIRE DEPARTMENT- TOTAL 

LAUGELLE, PETER 6 
NAJtSH, HERBERT L 
PEREIRA, ANTHONY J 
PIEPENBRINK, ROBERT 

TREE AND PARK DEPARTMENT 



29,999.96 

46,389.25 
27,007.37 
31,746.66 
28,109.69 

TOTAL 

133,252.97 



NAME 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT . tojal 

BIGHAM, CARL R 

CONTI, JAY F. 
-£URLEY, JAMES F. 

EKBOM JR., LEO A. 

FI6UEIRE00, JANET L. 
-UUIGELLE, PETER G 

LINCOLN, DAVID 

LIVINGSTON, BOYD J 
-JUUUUN, ROBERT 

PEREIRA, ANTHONY J 

PIEPENBRINK, ROBERT 
-RQLAUO, RICHARD N 

SIMEQNE, LOLIS N. 

SNOW, MARY L. 
-TiiOMPSON, JOHN F 

WILLIAMS, DEAN 

-TJtANSFER STATION - TOTAL 
MICCICHE, ANN MARIE 
SEWER DEPARTMENT - TOTAL 



, KATHLEEN M 

WALSH. PATRICIA A 

CONSERVATION COMMITTEE 

.-uOOZIK, JOSEPH R 

HIGGINS. JEAN F. 

HUBBELL, JOANN 
— OTERI-PUFFEfi, CAROL 

TILOEN, JACQUELINE M 

YOURELL, ANNE 

BOARD OF HEALTH -TOTAL 

- BRYANTON, KATHLEEN R. 

GLcNZEL, KATHERINE A. 

GUILD, LINDSAY J. 
' RYAN, PATRICIA J. 



ELDER AFFAIRS BOARD - TOTAL 



RIPLEY, NO=L 



VETERANS 



TOTAL y 



GROSS WAGES 

222,048.24 

300.44 
186.00 
191.69 

11,521.18 
123.40 
401.68 
176.76 
1,086.58 
289.49 
674.72 
289.49 

27,617.09 

528.00 

73.28 

3,352.25 

10,663.55 

57,475.60 

3,579.14 

3,579.14 

5,547.81 

15,008.04 

TOTAL 20,555.85 



47,440.66 
15.88 

15,713.69 

97.05 

67.29 

940.94 

64,275.51 

38,146.11 

10,466.80 

1,758.55 

7,593.97 

57,965.43 

1,600.00 
1,600.00 



BACCS, ROBERT 
DICKSON, CLIFFORD J 
MARKS JR, DAVID R 
TAAANTINO, CHRISTY J. 
WIGMORE, THCMAS 
WINTERS, JOHN H 

HARBOR DEPARTMENT - TOTAL 



ROBERT N 
MURRAY, SANCRA J 
BUILDING DEPARTMENT - TOTAL 

M2GLIACCIC, PAUL L 

WEIGHTS AND MEASURERS - TOTAL 

WIGMORE, STEPHEN F. 

WIRE DEPARTMENT ^ TOTAL 

BIGHAM, CARL R 
^UTMAM, XEMNETH BARRY 

CURLEY, JAMES F. 

LAUGELLE. PETER G 

LINCOLN, DAVID 

LINCOLN, SAMUEL F. 

LITCHFIELD, HAROLD W 
-LIVINGSTON, BOYD J 

NUNCEY, RICHARD 

NOONAN, ROBERT 

P-EREIRA, ANTHONY J 

PIEPENBRINK, ROBERT 

POLAND, RICHARD M 

SESTITD, ANTHONY 

SESTITO, CARL A 

SESTITO, WILLIAM 

Snau, NARY L. 



7,020.00 
900.00 
400.00 
955.50 

832.00 
28,773.20 

38,880.70 

43,777.46 
13,774.12 
57,551.58 

750.00 

750.00 

44,677.55 

44,677.55 

1,566.58 

1,832.92 

1,406.61 

6,448.03 

6,732.92 

616.00 

45,406.92 

34,897.11 

210.00 

26,313.70 

2,329.88 

1,762.96 

545.83 

42,324.27 

34,413.69 

696.50 

14,544.32 



HAYES, RICHARD E. 
-«MXGHT, NANCY E. 

LAMBERT, PATRICIA A. 

MACCONALD, SARAH J. 
_Ji»«AY8E, ME££DITH 0- 

0*NEIL, CAITLIN N. 

PCTTISON. ROBERT A. 
-fXJBE,. SUSAN N. 

REYNOLDS. STEPHEN M. 

ST. JOHN. STEPHANIE 
..- IfRRY, SUZANNE S. 

UATROUS, SUSAN M. 

-LIBRARY - TOTAL 

ADAMS, CHRISTOPHER S 

BELSON, MATT 

BUTMAN, GEORGZNE 

CAPOZZOLI, DANIELLE E 
-CARROLL JR. JANES E 

CONTE, HEATHER C. 

OALEY, CAVIC L. 
-AALEY, TIMOTHY M. 

OEVENEY, GRACE M 

ENORIS, CHARLES A. 
^.-EOUI, MARTHA A. 

EQUI, MEREDITH A. 

HURLEY. JESSICA 
, LAUGELLE, NEKA.-NARIE 
t LEMBO, NICOLE A 

LUBITZ, STEPHANIE 6. 
;:i4l*C00NALD, JESSICA 

NAITLANC. TAMMY A. 

MARSH. CHRISTINE V. 

MCCARTHY. MATTHEW 
-4ICGR0«V, 4aHH P 

NERCURIO, ANDREA F. 

NXESSINK, KAREN 0. 



51,914.65 

24,173.08 

25,170.94 

612.00 

2,391.70 

804.50 

10,520.73 

31,025.75 

2,843.38 

2.307.39 

32,492.81 

34,589.64 

218*8«6.5T 

1,348.75 

668.77 

82.50 

1,365.00 

628.00 

581.26 

1,762.50 

150.00 

2,516.25 

1,468.50 

1,752.00 

1,250.01 

179.00 

790.63 

1,377.00 

1,293.79 

192.50 

51.56 

1,092.00 

798.00 

798.00 

690.63 

343.75 



158 



NAME GROSS WAGES 


NAME 


GROSS WAGES 


--PEASE, ABIGAIL R. 


153.13 


CUSTODIAN - TOTAL 


313,661.08 


ROSANO, GINA L. 


759.38 






ROSANO, LAURA M. 


784.38 


-BIGHAM, CAXL R 


8,178.07 


.AOSAMC, MARY LOU 


65.63 


CLAY. VIRGINIA E. 


12,226.34 


SANT0R3, NICHOLE L. 


43.75 


OOW. DAMA 


6,963.07 


WORLEY, JOHN M. 


41.382.58 


-FIGUEIREOO, JANET L. 


19,745.39 


WRYE, KRISTIN 0. 


3.600.00 


FIGUcIREDO, THERtSE A 


624.34 






LENAHAN. PATRICIA 


1,070.99 


RECREATION CEPARTMENT - xqTAL 


67.969.21 


-MORGAN, HUGH J 


16,106.95 






PALM, 30NNIE K. 


12,765.15 


NCAULIFFE, WILLIAM 


24.810.89 


POWERS, FRANCES 


14,896.19 






-*OWERS, MICHAEL F 


104.98 


--WATER DEPARTMENT _ XOTAL 


24,810.89 










BUS DRIVER 


92,681.47 


AINSLIE JR. LAWR=NCE 


300.00 







-4ATES, KENNETH H. 


112.50 


SCHOOL -TOTAL. 


406.342.55 


8LAKELY, KEVIN P. 


831.25 


BUS mavERs 




BRUNO, ROCCC 


325.00 


ALPERT, ELIZABETH L. 


20.151.52 


-UWA-GRANOE-, ROBERT C. 


300.00 


ANDERSON, LINDA J. 


9.270.00 


COGILL, OAVID C. 


12.793.75 


AYER, ALISON 


14,268.27 


CONTE, JOHN C. 


8.175.75 


BARRETT, BEVERLY S. 


5,159.20 


-CORCORAN JR, RICHARD 


137.50 


BERENS, CAROL 


46.76 


COYLE, ALFRED W 

CUNNINGHAM, CHRISTOPHER B 
-0£FIJ.1PP0, JOHN J 

FOPIANO, SHIRLEY D 

GILMARTIN, JAMES A. 
-JWASSIc JR. FREDERICK H 


1.287.50 
lOO.OO 
387.50 

1,531.25 
737.50 

1.862.00 


BERGGREN, KIMBERLV A 
BIERWERT. JANICE 
BUCKLEY. LIZANNE M 
-BUTMAN, GEORGINE 
BUTMAN, MARIBETH 
CANZATER, BEATRICE 


7,120.56 
27,812.44 
10,615.24 
3*869.68 
4*359.64 
6*149.15 


HANACKER, NARK T. 


312.50 


CARNEY, GRETCHEN 


12,638.00 


HARRISON, JEFF 


637.50 


CARTER. MARJORIE - 


14,322.01 


-HXGCINS, SUZANNE K. 


100.00 


CHIN. REBECCA D 


11,377.05 


JACKSON, ROBERT U. 


516.00 


CICIOTTE. CAROL 


22,392.89 


JOHNSON, RICHARD M. 


1.718.75 


CLARK. KEITH E 


13,209.32 


JONES. CLIFTON e- 


10,390.50 


C03URN, KENORA D L 


15,783.27 


LENNON. GREGORY J. 


1,675.00 


-C0LWZ1.L, ILENE 


24,698.00 


LOURANCE, RAWSON 


1,643.75 


COLWILL, LONI T. 


1,035.00 


-NAMONEY, BRIAN P 


100.00 


CONWAY, SANCRA M. 


4,317.17 


MANNING, THOMAS 


137.50 


—DONOVAN, NANCY E. 


25,564.46 


NCKENNA, RICHARD J. 


400.00 


FERGUSON, SHERYL 


7,355.81 


^-MCLEAN, JAMES P. 


8,181.25 


FIGUEIREOO, JUDITH A 


6,030.64 


MORRIS, JOHN J 


125.00 


-SEODES* SASHA A. 


2,895.62 


0*HARA, MICHAEL J. 


3,168.75 


GREENWOOD, DEBORAH C 


35,763.41 


-OLMER. WILLIAM R. 


900.00 


GREGG. TAYLOR 


28.00 


PETERS, SHELLE L. 


3,318.75 


-HAXX. DEBORAH M 


7,660.56 


PHILLIPS. KRIS 


350.00 


HANSELL. CHRISTINE M 


12,540.12 


JU»MAftlCC,.OA¥iD J.. 


10,670»75 


HANSON. JEANNE B 


17,520.00 


aUIGLEY, WILLIAM P 


1,762.50 


-UAaSlS, JOY 


8*676.33 


RAPPOLO, ROBERT 


562.50 


HERNAN, MARGARET 


1,345.24 


-Stl£A, GREGORY N. 


800.00 


HERNBESiG, KATHLEEN 


14,268.27 


SMALL, JOHN H. 


6,068.75 


-HESZOG, JAYNE 


26.72 


TALBOT, KEVIN 


200.00 


HUGHES, CHARLES P 


11,475.00 


TARANTINO, CHRISTY J. 


7,712.50 


HUGHES, CORINNE S 


18,265.60 


.TAYU3R JR, JAMES 


950.00 


— KAGAN, LISA J 


6,811.44 


TREANOR. JEFFREY 


8,306.25 


KILPATRICK. SHARON M. 


10,903.83 


TWIGG, THOMAS L 


662.50 


KNUREK, ROBERT G 


32,712.24 


- YOCUM, RICHARD 


1,147.75 


LENAHAN, PATRICIA 


979.24 






LONGO, ELIZABETH 


5,079.60 


OFF DUTY POLICE DEPT. - TOTAL 


101,400.25 


LOROAN, CATHY 


6,011.36 


_ 




-UCOON, PATRICIA 


8,804.40 


aiLODEAU, PAUL T 


96.12 


MACDONALO, CATHERINE 


13,333.68 


CURLEY, JAMES F. 


359.40 


MACDONALO. ELIZABETH L. 


5,823.83 


-DOCKRAY« JOHN J. 


190.59 


-MACOONALD, JESSICA 


560.00 


FINEGAN, THOMAS P 


484.70 


MARCUS. BARBARA 


24,173.70 


HERNAN, THOKAS G 


99.97 


NAVNARD. KIMSERLY R. 


1,952.96 


LITCHFIELD. WILLIAM T 


92.84 


-MCCARTHY. AlZCE L. 


6*218.55 


MAHONEY JR, FRANCIS X 


383.36 


MCNAMARA, PAMELA J. 


1*901.07 


MCGAFFIGAN, PAUL F. 


97.49 


MEADE, J3NI 


23,015.44 


-RUMEY. JAMES P. 


176.09 


-MULLIGAN* OEANNA L 


25*448.00 


STRUZIK, EDhARD J. 


186.78 


MURPHY, KAREN 


22*644.57 


TRASK, MARK H 


111.26 


PARIS, DANA L. 


397.50 


.. 




-P4)T0LXCCHIO, BRADLEY J. 


1,171.89 


OFF DUTY FIRE DEPT- TOTAL 


2,278.60 


PYFROM, JOAN 


8,628.81 


-TOWN - GENERAL GOVERNMENT 3, 


.588,516.52 


RIPLEY, CARRIE L 


6,811.44 


GRAND TOTAL 




RIZZOTTI, SUSAN 


40.08 






ftOBINSON. ELIZABETH P 


322.00 


SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 




RONANE. MARILYN 


1,432.00 






ROSANO, MARY LOU 


22.75 


OANieLSON. JOHN 


24,719.29 


-ROSSI* MARGARET W 


7,874.88 


ESPOSITC JR, JOSEPH 


18.735.39 


SADLER, SUSAN M 


14,268.27 


-4iOU.ANO, THEODORE 


25.613.88 


SAMYA, COREEN L 


28.00 


JACOBUCCI. JOHN J 


42.407.54 


-SMITH* PEARL F 


8,007.63 


JONES, THOMAS W. 


31,136.77 


SNOW. ERIC C 


949.50 


-VINCOLN. DAVID 


33,942.62 


STAUNTON* MARY E 


14,268.27 


LINCOLN, SAMUEL F. 


10.772.50 


SULLIVAN, MAUREEN P 


24*016.20 


MCARTHUR. WILLIAM H 


28,843.68 


WAGNER, MARILYN B 


9*345.50 


SARGENT. KENNETH S. 


33,914.94 


WALKER, MELISSA A. 


31,596.00 


SOULE. KEVIN W 


35*706.55 


WALSH, ANGELA K 


5,714.28 


THURSTON. RICHARD 


27,867.92 


WALSH, BRENCAN P 


280.00 



159 



NAME 



GROSS WAGES 



NAME 



GROSS WAGES 



UATTSt KitRLA 


13. T6 


-TEA6ER, KATHILTNN 


1,«29.28 


CLERICAL - TOTAL 


731.202.90 


BARBUTO, ANNA 


51.00 


BUTMAN, GEORGINE 


2«.0O 


-CALABRIA, MARIA 


7.13A.76 


D'ELIA, JOANNE 


5.667.95 


OONATO* HARIA I 


10,995.43 




11.505.31 


JACOSUCCI, EILEEN 


5.485.50 


MARASCIO, JOSEPHINE 


6.064.17 


-MARCELLA, GIUSEPPINA 


6.598.02 


PIERCE. HARK E 


188.64 


RHODES. KATHLEEN M 


6.394.87 


-YOUNG. SANDRA N 


319.50 


LUNCHROOM - TOTAL 


60.429.15 


SCHOOL - CLERICAL - GRAND TOTAL 


791.632.05 


ANGELO. JOSEPH U. 


12,515.95 


BAoAIAN. NARY A 


56.159.43 


- aARSY, MELISSA H 


13.808.43 


BEATSON. ELIZABETH 


52.266.04 


B0UC1UR0. JOSEPH K 


48.563.78 




48.135.27 


BURBANK. VIRGINIA A 


41.447.55 


CALLAHAN. PAUL P. 


24.250.48 


~ CANTELNO. HARILEE A. 


31.750.03 


CMATTERTON, CLARK 


59.375.70 


CISNEROS. KENNETH R. 


52,257.46 


- COLLINS JR. CURTIS 


73,799.83 


CRONIN, PRANCES 


49.281.03 


OELORENZO. JOHN M 


63.795.01 


- OEVIN. MAURA N 


42.828.02 


DUFFY. MAUREEN M 


32.039.05 


ENNONS. RONALD L 


56.823.65 


-.fEOERXCO, JOSEPH F 


48.082.53 


FITZGERALD. JARED E 


51.654.55 


FORO. PATRICIA A. 


17,487.43 


-FORa« RONALD J 


34,376.15 


FORTIN. GEORGE A 


50,885.94 


FRANEY, JANES E. 


52,706.54 




64,720.55 


HART. STEPHEN 


91,646.51 


HARTLAGE. DONNA N 


57,692.31 


— H06AN, PAUL F 


50,210.94 


• JONES. OANIEL C. 


11,297.43 


^ JONES. YVONNE 


33,986.49 




50,750.12 


KITE. WILLIAM C 


17,936.82 


KLAPHOLZ. DAVID Z 


23,077.85 


i-tALUNZERE. MAUREEN 


36,096.29 


49,211.03 


i LAMBROS. LAURENCE 


19, 90 J. 87 


i-LEASY, EOUARO J 


54,801.82 


LEE. MARGARET 


47,082.44 


NAGNUSSEN. EAVIO R 


54,294.86 




43,828.16 


1 NCFAOD. SUSAN H 


39,099.56 


MIC6RAIL. PATRICIA 


34,292.24 


iUmilOHEIW. COflXNNA A 


16,717.75 


NARKIEWICZ. PAUL H 


59,734.55 


NEUNDORF. F J 


48,082.53 


^JIENJIIRK, SCOTT P 


48,170.44 


f OMEXL III. THOMAS J 


53,528.94 


•t. PACKARD. JOHN R 


52.227.54 


IMPORTER. ANN LESLIE 


52,002.92 


READE. DONALD A 


40.072.44 


RISI. GUIOO J 


38.835.00 


ROHPFPa FTI FFN 


21.791.^9 
52.490.04 


|~SCHLEIFF. MARIE 
1 SILVA. LYNN B. 


27,391.29 


^^^-UPPEL. THOMAS 


32,547.57 


THOMPSON, RAYMOND C 


46,445.40 


WALSH. DENNIS J 


57,366.87 


WATSON. MARILYN 


50,268.69 


^WITNEY, LINOA R 


30,749.94 


UONOOLOWSKI. DOROTHY 


52,453.79 


MOOD, JC-ELLEN S 


48,306.53 


PROFESSIONAL " TOT*!' 


2,623,399.26 


AERSQUIST. ROBERT M. 


16,663.86 


BERNAN. ANN 


19,166.53 


BERRY. MAUREEN M. 


8,478.24 



BIAGINI, STEVEN 


45,633.54 


aOURASSA, ROGER W. 


9,460.71 


3R0KcR, CAROL A 


20,394.39 


CASSIANI, JCAN M. 


43,828.16 


CHRISTENSEN, BECKY J 


19,514.50 


CISNEROS, ELIZABETH A. 


48,842.38 


-OEAXIN, FRANK A 


50,942.44 


DICKINSON, CAYLF 


35,491.52 


FENNESSEY, RUTH C 


52,232.73 


■HENRY, CEBCRAH A 


32,238.05 


HORIGAN, SUSAN M. 


36.866.29 


JORDAN, KATHLEEN A. 


9.460.71 


-LEONARD JR, EDWARD J 


50,565.03 


LEONARD, ELIZABETH 


18,207.07 


LEVINE. RAYMONO 


50,364.94 


-MAriNNTS. JCHH V 


43,828.16 


NAGNUSSEN, NANCY 


38,624.07 


NAGOUN, JOANN 


52,112.04 


-JICOOMALO, DOROTHY L 


50,210.94 


MURPHY. NARJORIE 


47,082.44 


SHULTZ, R LAWRENCE 


54,166.43 


SWEENEY, TORIN 


40,250.38 


UHZTLEY, KATHERINE 


37,362.27 


WILSON, JUDITH N 


14,583.87 


OEER HILL SCHOOL - TOTAL 


946,771.69 


-ALCOTT, MAUREEN P 


48,660.03 


ATKINSON, MARIAN 


43,174.16 


BARBIERI, DIANE N 


42,243.54 


-BAUSM, SUSAN 


50,210.94 


COLLINS, ROSALIE L 


15,158.07 


COOK, LAUREN M. 


9,460.71 




50,210.94 


DAVIS, MARIE C 


9,000.00 


FITZGERALD, FRANCIS P 


25,370.55 


-FJtEE, JEAN 


42,828.02 


GOMEZ, JILL E. 


30,773.43 


HURLEY. JOANNE R. 


10,669.50 


HURLEY, NARY C 


45«A33^4 


HTSLZP, LORI A. 


9,424.97 


MACPHEE, KATHLEEN 


27,222.62 


-MALOMEY, FAITH B 


40,072.44 


MCMASTER, DEBORAH 


46,114.79 


MOODY, SHARON 


47,082.44 


OGOEN, ELIZABETH A 


18,452.79 


.OWENS, ELIZA3ETH R 


34,495.44 


PREVETT, RENcE 


27,242.62 


PRICE, MARIE 


43,828.16 


-WELLS, BARBARA 


42,828.02 


WEYDT, PICHAEL 


43.992.02 


WRYE, KRISTIN 0. 


29.744.32 


' OSGOOD SCHOOL - TOTAL 


833.894.06 




52.409.45 


COSTER, KEVEN 


40.315.35 


ELY, FLORENCE 


48.049.94 


GALLAGHER, PAULINE 


41,447.55 


GILL, LINOA 


30,418.58 


NCCASE, BARBARA 


9,305.27 


-MCCARTHY, LAUREN M 


31,699.05 


RITTS, JUDITH A 


36,288.79 


R06G, CHRISTINE F. 


29,226.82 


- SCEERY, OR ROBERT T 


14,261.80 


YESS, OENISE 


48,298.46 


-SPECIAL NEEDS - TOTAL 


381,712.06 


ADAMS, HAROLD 


180.00 


-JIESHAR. CONSTANCE N. 


180.00 


ANTHONY, SUSAN L. 


1,062.17 


BARRY, MELISSA M 


45.00 


-aERNAH, ROSALIND F. 


135.00 


BRENNOCK, MARY 


315.00 


BUCKLEY, BARBARA 


270.00 


_-aUGLEY, CHERYL 


225.00 


CALDWELL, ?RIC 


1,755.00 


CAPUTO, ELLEN P. 


405.00 




585.00 


COFFEY, KATHERINE 


315.00 


OELORENZO, JESSICA 


630.00 


OFV£J<£Y, SARA M. 


540.00 


DEVIN, KATHLEEN 


90.00 


OEWAAL, JULIE 


495.00 


-OOEHLING, KAREN K. 


180.00 


OONZE, MICHELLE A. 


450.00 


DRWILA, SHERI N. 


135.00 



160 



NAME 



GROSS WAGES 



NAME 



GROSS WAGES 



it KEARIN A 

ELLINGER* PATRICIA 

ENO* STEPHANIE 
.^UBEIRA, THOMAS 

FOROt RONALD J 

GARCELLt LINOA E 
.JUS0IN£8t 3CRIS N. 

GENTILE-SAVAGE, ELLEN J. 

GILDEA-, MAUREEN 
-6RAYKEN, MARY E. 

HANSON, JEANNE B 

HOWE, STEPH*NIc P. 

HYSLIP, LORI A. 

JEM5EN, JOAN 

JORDAN, RE3ECCA L 

LANDRY, CHRISTINE B. 

LAZCANO, ELIZABETH E. 

LEAHY, KEVIN M. 

LEPORE, JOSEPH P. 

LIMY, ELIZA&ETH C. 

LORING, ROBERT C. 

MACNEILL, HEATHER S. 

NAN6ANAR0, MICHELLE L. 

HAYNARO, KIMEERLY R. 

MCCA3E, FRANCIS X 

MCCARTHY, DESORAH T 

MCCARTHY-EGaN, ANN M 

MCOONALO, LAURAJEAN 

MCNANARA, PAMELA J. 

MINNAR. ELIZABETH 

MOORc, MARGARET C. 
-MORRIS, MARY E 

MORROW, PATRICIA A 

HUNCEY, ELIZABETH C. 
-MURPHY, PATRICIA WHITE 

MYERS, KERRI L 

NEOROW, RUTH 
. OCOMMEU., SCSEHA8Y E 

PIMENTEL, LISA J. 

aUEMEBE, JULIENNE R. 

RING, JANE 

RIPLEY, CARRIE L 

R08ISHAU, JCANNE L. 
. BDMRER, IILEEN 
: ROSS, JCANNA 

SANFORO, ELEANOR R. 



495.00 

1,395.00 

13S.00 

45.00 

1,485.00 

405.00 

135.00 

45.00 

45.00 

45.00 

30.00 

406.00 

810.00 

90.00 

315.00 

45.00 

45.00 

45.00 

45.00 

270.00 

540.00 

90.00 

3«0.00 

840.31 

405.00 

90.00 

135.00 

135.00 

45.00 

495.00 

45.00 

45.00 

90.00 

450.00 

405.00 

225.00 

2,970.00 

1,350.00 

180.00 

225.00 

180.00 

90.00 

90.00 

225.00 

360.00 

495.00 



-SCHULTZ, REGINA 

SHcRIOAN, MARY ELIZABETH 

SHORES, OANIEL L. 
-SUULTZ* 3RIAN K 

SINEONE, JUNE 

STANSELL, MOIRA 
-SVU.IVAN, KATHLEEN M. 

WALSH, ANGELA K 

WHEALLLER, ANN M. 
-.WUORISKEY, CHRISTINE 

ZERENDOW, ALEXIA M. 

-SUBSTITUTES - TOTAL 

BOSTWICK, DEBORAH A 
-aRAUNING, KYLE A. 

BUCKLEY, PETER J 

BUICK, DAVID 
-CLARK, KEITH E 

CLARK, MAUREEN O'OAY 

COHEN, MICHAEL I. 

cKBERG, KENNETH C 

HAi.L. LOWELL MARK 

HUGHES, JOHN E 

KRISTIANSEN, KAREN B. 
-LEVANCIE, JCHN A. 

KARTELL, JEFFREY 

HEEHAN, SARA G 

N€NZS, ELIZAS^ETM 

PATTZSON, BRIAN J. 

PROTULISt KARA H 

QUZMM« «CRRI-ANN 

RIDGE, KATHLEEN 

SARGENT, RUTHANN 

SILVIA, ROBERT C. 

STANSELL JR, ROBERT 

SUTHERLAND, ERIN fc. 

TEOESCHI, LUKE G. 

THOMPSON, EILEEN M. 

-SHORTS OFFICIALS - TOTAL 

SCHOOL - TEACHERS - (StAMD 
TOTAL 



GRAND TOTAL 



270.00 
4,185.00 

90.00 

45.00 

1,740.00 

450.00 

270.00 

855.00 

45.00 
900.00 

90.00 

33,822.48 

3,221.01 

676.33 

2,099.33 

1.867.00 

3,221.01 

3,221.01 

1,341.99 

3,112.00 

2,203.33 

950.66 

300.00 

223.67 

1,932.00 

1,815.00 

561.67 

2,799.68 

2,261.34 

1,995.99 

1,932.00 

2,074.66 

3,012.00 

1,799.67 

984.00 

1,815.00 

1,789.32 

47,209.67 

4,866,809.22 



9,653,300.34 



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COLLECTOR 

July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996 

TOTAL COMMITMENT OF WARRANTS 
FROM THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

1 994 Motor Vehicle Excise Commitments $ 2 1 1 .04 

1 995 Motor Vehicle Excise Commitments 1 02,690.05 

1996 Motor Vehicle Excise Commitments 636,965.90 
1996 Boat Excise Commitment 17,052.00 
1996 Personal Property Commitment 148,402.73 
1996 Real Estate Commitment/including Liens 1 1 ,996,977.23 

Total Commitment of Warrants from the Fire Department 1 2 1 ,5 1 3 .45 

Total Commitment of Warrants from the Harbor Master 3 1 ,900.00 

Total Commitment of Warrants from the Water Department 1 , 1 92,939.9 1 

Total Commitment of Warrants from the Sewer Department 84,847.79 

TOTAL ABATEMENT CERTIFICATES FROM THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

Levy of 1994 

Motor Vehicle 309.68 

Levy of 1995 

Boat Excise 687.41 

Motor Vehicle 6,222.52 

Real Estate 4,566.64 

Levy of 1996 

Boat Excise 794.93 

Motor Vehicle 9,079.01 

Personal Property 1,347.05 

Real Estate 109,636.47 

DEPARTMENTAL ABATEMENTS 

Ambulance - all years 9,044.91 

Mooring - all years 1,795.00 

Total Abatements Granted During Fiscal 1995 $143,483.62 

TOTAL ABATEMENTS FROM THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENTS 

Water $ 10,303.18 

Sewer 2,024.85 

UNPAID TAXES AND CHARGES — June 30 1996 

1993 Motor Vehicle Excise 9,774.76 

1994 Motor Vehicle Excise 8,412.31 

1995 Motor Vehicle Excise 14,872.95 

1996 Motor Vehicle Excise 73,816.82 

1992 Boat Excise 471.00 

1993 Boat Excise 191.00 

1994 Boat Excise 311.00 

1995 Boat Excise 590.00 

1996 Boat Excise 2,979.32 



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1990 Personal Property 1,626.24 

1991 Personal Property 975.15 

1 992 Personal Property 1 ,244.43 

1 993 Personal Property 1 ,706.49 

1994 Personal Property 1 ,841 .09 

1995 Personal Property 2,187.34 

1996 Personal Property 4,284.88 
1996 Real Estate (including liens & penalties) 302,007.24 

427,292.02 



DEPARTMENTAL: 

Ambulance Services (all years) 70,642.25 
Mooring Fees (all years) 0.00 

70,642.25 



WATER DEPARTMENT: 

Water Meters (all years) 123,406.01 

SEWER DEPARTMENT: 

Sewer Use Charges (all years) $ 16,721.90 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph D. Buckley 
Treasurer-Collector 



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TOWN TREASURER 

July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996 

BALANCE IN TREASURY JULY 1, 1995 $ 4,288,553.30 

Received from Collector of Taxes 13,997,772.37 

Received from Town Collector 146,583.68 

Received from Other Sources 16,299,071.82 

Total Receipts for Fiscal 1996 30,443,427.87 

Paid Selectmen's Warrants No. ??? -29,314,690.72 

BALANCE IN TREASURY JUNE 30, 1995 5,417,290.45 

DEPOSITORIES 

Name of Bank Balance June 30. 1996 

Bank of Boston 1,483,040.08 

BayBank 38,645.35 

Boston Safe Deposit, M.Mkt 308,044.17 

Boston Safe Deposit, Collateralized 29,078.50 

Boston Safe Deposit, Highway 0.00 

Citizens Bank 327,819.27 

Eastern Bank 104,161.30 

Fleet Bank 152,495.81 

Reet Shawmut Bank 606,987.85 

First Trade Union 267, 1 14.65 

Rockland Trust Company, Treasurer 302,5 1 1 .39 

Rockland Trust Company, Board of Health . 7,98 1 .41 

Rockland Trust Company, Parking 12,934.22 

State Street Bank and Trust 26,326.45 

CD's Invested 1,750,000.00 

Cash in Drawer 150.00 

TOTAL DEPOSITORIES $ 5,417,290.45 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph D. Buckley 
Treasurer-Collector 



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LAND USE CONTROL 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT 

In the past year, there has been a substantial increase in new construction. Permits 
were issued for fifteen new homes and there are approved lots for another twenty homes 
to be constructed in the near future. 

Shaw's at Gushing Plaza is scheduled for completion by early summer and plans 
are being reviewed for a 62-unit assisted living facility on Route 3A. 

The new town D.P.W. garage is nearing completion and the new elementary school 
is scheduled to start this summer and open in the fall of 1998. 

I would like to thank all of the departments, boards and commissions for their con- 
tinued assistance and co-operation. 



Issued Amount 



Estimated Cost of Construction for permits 
Building Permit Fees 

Certificates of Inspection 
Zoning By Laws & Zoning Maps 
Copies 

Occupancy Permits 
Topographical Maps 

Plumbing Permits 
Gas Permits 

Plumbing & Gas Inspector paid for inspections 



308 


$10,439,916. 




71,054. 


10 


470. 




423. 




34. 


7 


175. 




35. 


143 


7,810. 


112 


2,909. 




3,393. 


Respectfully submitted, 



Robert M. Egan 
Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

The Commission membership changed again in 1996. Associate Member James 
Dedes became a fiill member when Roseanne McMorris was elected to the Board of 
Selectmen and we welcomed new associate member Michael Dick. With regret, we said 
goodbye to our longtime secretary, Patricia Walsh, who retired June 30, 1996. She was 
replaced by Kathleen Densmore, who has done a fine job of filling the position. 



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Throughout 1996 the Commission has continued to contract with Paul Shea of 
Independent Environmental Consultants for a variety of consulting and inspection work. 
He has provided us with a superior level of service in the day to day operations of the 
Commission, including field work and supervising ongoing projects. 

Without question, the major projects undertaken by the Commission during 1996 
were topped by the successful completion of the Cohasset Open Space Plan and the sub- 
sequent purchase of Turkey Hill, jointly by the Towns of Cohasset and Hingham. The 
Open Space Committee, chaired by Commissioner Susan Cope, performed an extraordi- 
nary service and deserves a major thank you. Other projects the Commission faced were 
the new Elementary School, the Cedar Street landfill closing, sewer and water issues, Title 
V projects, Jerusalem Road Estates, Ledgewood Estates, Kendall Village — all building 
developments — and continuing work on the activities and applications of Cohasset 
Heights Landfill. 

In August, the Rivers Protection Act was passed in the state legislature. The regu- 
lations are being written and when they become available, many projects in Cohasset will 
be impacted. The Commission anticipates providing public education sessions to acquaint 
everyone with this very important "Rivers Bill.^' 

Respectfully submitted, 

Veneta P. Roebuck, Chairman 

Jeffrey C. Waal, Vice-Chairman 

James G. Dedes 

Edward S. Graham, Jr. 

John K. Bryant 

Michael H. Dick (Associate) 

Thomas J. Callahan 

Roseanne Marmo McMorris (resigned 4/8/96) 

Susan G. Cope 



DESIGN REVIEW BOARD 

At the request of the Zoning Board of Appeals, we reviewed the signage for the 
Shaw's Supermarket project on route 3A. 

At the request of the Planning Board, we reviewed the Sunoco Station renovations 
project on route 3A. 

At the request of the Town Garage Committee, we reviewed the public works 
garage project on Cedar Street. 

At the request of the Chamber of Commerce, we took part in the public workshop 
to develop a master plan for the Cohasset Village area. 

At the request of the School Facilities Committee, we reviewed the architect's 
design drawings for the proposed elementary school. 



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At the request of the Board of Selectmen, we reviewed the proposed additions to 
the American Legion Building. 

We also informed the Board of Selectmen that we support the idea of locating 
Cohasset's proposed railroad station adjacent to downtown, not on Route 3A, and we 
asked to be involved in the review of the M.B.T.A.'s design. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Gordon S. Hislop, Chairman 

Eileen M. Corbett 

Maxwell R. Pounder 

Kathleen R. Fox 

Robert C. Hunter 

Josiah Stevenson 

Robert A. Stansell 

Robert M. Egan, Building Inspector (ex-officio ) 



BOARD OF HEALTH 

Member Robert V. Davenport chose not to stand for re-election and Kevin M. 
Ulmer, Ph.D., was elected to fill a three year term. At the reorganization of the Board, 
Thomas C, Cook, RE., was re-elected Chairman, Kevin M. Ulmer, Ph.D., was elected 
Clerk, and Alix P. White continued as the third member. Joseph R. Godzik,V.M.D., con- 
tinued as Health Agent, and Jo Ann Hubbell was hired as Administrative Secretary in 
March. 

Title V and subsurface sewage disposal and treatment continued to occupy much of 
the Board's time. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ini- 
tiated a new program whereby DEP staff members would do site visits with the design 
engineer/sanitarian and the Health Agent for sites where conventional septic systems 
could not be sited. These visits provided input from both regulators and the system 
designer which produced better solutions for sewage treatment and eased the permitting 
process. In September the Board received a grant from the DEP and an appropriation was 
received from the Town in order to develop an on-site wastewater management plan. SEA 
Consultants were hired to assist with preparation of a plan. Public workshops were held 
and will continue to be held until the plan is adopted so that citizen concerns and input 
may be considered. This management plan would supersede the current Title V require- 
ments for inspection at time of sale for systems in the program. Proper inspection and 
maintenance would provide greater protection for groundwater and would extend the life 
of newer septic systems indefinitely. 

In January the Board started hearings for the site assignment of the proposed 
expansion of Cohasset Heights, Ltd. Landfill (CHL). The hearings continued for over two 
months and produced over three thousand pages of testimony. In May the Board rendered 
its decision, denying the application for the site assignment on several grounds which 
included: sifing within 15,000 feet of an undefined Zone II of a public drinking water 



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supply; nuisances such as odor, dust and noise; traffic and other issues. The Board's deci- 
sion was appealed by CHL. A motion to dismiss three of the four counts of the appeal was 
in turn filed by the Board's attorneys. No date has yet been set for a court hearing or trial. 
The Board continues to monitor ground and surface water test results in the area of CHL. 

The capping and final closure of the Cedar Street Landfill was substantially com- 
pleted in November. C. Spirito, Inc., was the contractor while Camp, Dresser and McKee 
(CDM) provided engineering consultation. Peter O'Connor, P.E., was clerk of the works. 
The landfill was capped with a synthetic membrane of high density polyethylene. A final 
Environmental Monitoring Plan will be produced by CDM in 1997. This Plan will essen- 
tially govern the ground and surface water monitoring as well as gas production monitor- 
ing at the closed landfill. Some work related to wetlands reclamation will be completed in 
1997. In the future, the Town DPW will provide maintenance and be responsible for all 
post-closure activities. The operation of the Recycling Transfer Facility was turned over 
to the DPW on April 1. 

The Tobacco Control Program dealing with youth access to tobacco products is in 
full swing. Compliance checks where underage youths attempt to purchase tobacco prod- 
ucts resulted in 100% compliance in one check and 87.5% compliance in the second 
check. This is a great improvement over sales to youth before the regulations were put in 
place at the end of 1995. Dawn Sibor and Susan Cronin of the Tobacco Control Program 
were appointed special health agents for tobacco control, giving them the ability to 
enforce the Town's regulations relating to tobacco control. 

Through its contract with the Social Service League the Board provides public 
health nursing services and vaccine distribution to local physicians. Residents receive 
influenza, pneumonia and diphtheria/tetanus vaccines at the nursing office in St. Stephen's 
Church Offices or at clinics held at various locations in Town. 

The Board received the following revenues during 1996: 

Private Landfill Tipping Fees: $80,624.76 

Licenses and Permits: $18,422.50 

Witnessing Percolation Testing: $ 9,870.00 

Other: $ 4,591.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thomas C. Cook, P.E., Chairman 

Kevin M. Ulmer, Ph.D., Clerk 

Alix R White 



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METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL 

MAPC's list of activities and accomplishments for 1996 is a long and varied one. 
The agency is completing one of its most productive years with both staff and council 
members continuing to work hard to keep up with the opportunities and challenges as they 
are presented. 

Perhaps the single most notable achievement in 1996 was the successful restruc- 
turing of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The MPO which has been com- 
posed of six agencies (four state agencies plus the MBTA Advisory Board and MAPC) is 
responsible for allocating financial resources from the federal government to various 
transportation projects in the metropolitan region. MAPC has argued for years that the 
organization needed to be changed in order to have better representation by local com- 
munities. When a 1995 federal review of the organization found substantial deficiencies 
in the existing process, the agency played a major leadership role in working with the 
other five MPO members to design the new organization. In addition to the existing mem- 
bers, the new MPO will include the City of Boston, the Turnpike Authority and three cities 
and three towns. The new agreement also provides that at least $40,000,000 will be made 
available for local highway projects in the MAPC region. The conmiunity representatives 
to the MPO will have the decision-making power for how that money is to be spent. 

Elections to fill the six new conmiunity positions will take place in early 1997 at a 
MAPC Council meeting. Candidates must obtain the nomination of the CEOs from five 
communities to be on the ballot. With the exception of the Inner Core subregion, no sub- 
region may have more than one conmiunity on the MPO. Local communities now have a 
voice and a vote in this important transportation process. 

MAPC's GIS Lab has continued to grow and provide new services to its commu- 
nities. The staff conducted a series of eight workshops on GIS data automation. The focus 
of the workshops was on assessor map automation. In addition to working on defining pol- 
icy areas for MetroPlan 2000, the staff is also putting together a map of existing and 
potential bike paths throughout the MAPC region. 

The agency continues to produce the Planner's Exchange series. This year there 
were two reports: "Community Reuses of Failed Septic Systems" and "Development 
Guides." 

Among the several hundred meetings that the agency sponsors each year, there 
were several of particular note. MAPC brought in a noted national authority on Transit 
Oriented Development (TOD). As a result of that meeting, the agency has formed a TOD 
advisory committee that will be working to encourage more concentrated development 
throughout the region. Another of these special meetings was an informational session on 
the Governor's Executive Order 384 which provided for the sunsetting of state regulations 
after a review process to determine which regulations were determined to be outdated or 
obsolete. 

The agency continued its affiliation with the Challenge to Leadership program. 
This program sponsors a forum every fall for business, educational, religious, labor and 
government leaders to explore civic issues. The forum for this year was "Youth and Jobs 
in the 21st Century: Is Massachusetts Ready for the New Millennium?". 

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Another in the series of MAPC sponsored Community Dialogues was presented. 
The focus was also on job training. MIT, UMass, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and 
Boston Edison were partners with the agency for this event. 

MAPC's efforts in the legislative arena continued to be productive. Many of the 
agency's legislative priorities were passed into law. The agency also continued to work 
with the Massachusetts Audubon Society to draft legislation which will serve to coordi- 
nate and streamline the participation of federal, state, regional and municipal agencies in 
a statewide land information system institution utilizing Geographic Information Systems 
(GIS). On the federal level MAPC began working with other organizations across the 
country on the process of reauthorizing the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency 
Act (ISTEA). 

Planning continues on the Inner Circumferential Project and the North and South 
Rail Link. MAPC is active in both of these projects. The agency also continues to expand 
its help to communities on a diversity of transportation projects such as the Enhancement 
Grant Program and Transportation Demand Management Grant Program. 

The eight subregions of the agency also continued working on their numerous pro- 
jects. Several documents were produced this year as part of the Subregional Special 
Project program. Among those reports of region wide interest are: "The MAPC Grant 
Source," "Revitalizing Inner Core Commercial Areas and Squares" and "Environmental 
Tourism Strategies for the North Shore." Copies of these reports are available at the 
agency. 

The communities that compose the South Shore Coalition (SSC) worked on a num- 
ber of issues and sponsored a number of public meetings this past year. The group brought 
together all the state agencies working on transportation projects on the South Shore so 
that they could give a briefing and answer any questions from local citizens on these pro- 
jects. As a result of that meeting, the group attempted to get the state to set up a Citizens' 
Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Route 3 widening project. They are still in the process 
of trying to accomplish this effort and have asked one of the local South Shore legislators 
to submit legislation to support the proposal. The group had a representative from the state 
attend one of its public meetings to explain the impacts of the new rivers' bill and its 
implications for local government. Additionally, the group hosted a meeting on the new 
telecommunications act and its potential impacts on local government and they also 
hosted a meeting on the changing markets for recycled paper. The group toured a local 
assisted living development and heard a presentation on that type of facility. In addition 
to these events, the group responded to a number of transportation issues that were pre- 
sented to them by MAPC staff. They also received copies of the new grant resource book 
that they had requested MAPC staff to research, organize and produce. 



MAPC staff reviewed the town's open space plan. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Martha K. Gjesteby 
MAPC Representative 



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COHASSET COI 



wmi' 



POPULATION AGE GROUP FORECASTS 



HOUSING PERMITS ISSUED 



(1996. MAPC) 






AGE 1990 


2000 


2010 


0-4 439 


439 


402 


5-9 469 


469 


429 


10-14 452 


628 


652 


15-19 419 


396 


411 


20-24 378 


281 


406 


25-29 439 


263 


258 


30-34 514 


410 


317 


35-44 1.235 


1.282 


941 


45-54 970 


1.339 


1.447 


55-59 408 


563 


809 


60-64 383 


460 


662 


65-74 537 


687 


931 


75+ 432 


437 


559 


Total 7,075 


7,654 


8,224 



EMPLOYMENT IN COMMUNITY 

(1996, MA Dept of Employment and Training) 



X.i M« K,i>^rr^<:> mmi 769 



" 131 



■ 1995 
O1990 



500 

Total Employnnent 
Total Annual Payroll ($M) 
Average Annual Wage ($) 
Number of Establlahments 

* Mining and agricuHural omploymant not prBsanted 



1000 

1990 1995 

2.024 1.980 

40.152 50.415 

24.285 25,475 

255 266 



(1996. U.S. Bureau of the Census) 




1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 



EMPLOYMENT, HOUSEHOLD & 
HOUSEHOLD SIZE FORECASTS 

(1996. MAPC) 

1990 2000 2010 

Employment 2.024 2.100 2.600 

Households 2.563 2.861 3.191 

Average Household Size 2.72 2.65 2.56 



MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME 



(1995. MAPC and Northeastern University) 

1989 1994 

$74,310 $83,616 

EMPLOYMENT OF RESIDENTS 

(1996, MA Dept of Employment and Training) 

1990 1995 

Labor Force 4.030 4.026 

Employed 3.786 3.916 

Unemployed 244 110 

Unemployment Rate 6 05% 2.73% 



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1996 TAX RATE PER THOUSAND OF 
ASSESSED VALUATION 



(1996. MA Department of 


Revenue) 


Residential 


$14.50 


Commercial 


$14.50 


Composite 


$14.50 



PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY RACE 
AND ETHNICITY 

(1996. MA Department of Education) 



MEDIAN NON-CONDOMINIUM SALES PRICE 





(1996. Banker & Tradesman) 



awitt aoiiii UHUfinb m/nia\ motm 




1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 





Non-Hispanic Biack 


Hispanic 


Asian 


Other Total 


1991 


1.111 





3 


5 


1.119 


1992 


1.074 


1 


7 


4 


1 1.067 


1993 


1,088 


2 


3 


2 


1.095 


1994 


1.105 


3 


6 


3 


1,117 


1995 


1.186 


4 


4 


5 


1.199 



MEDIAN MONTHLY CONTRACT RENT 



(1996. PHH Technology Services) 

1 Bedroom Apartment 

2 Bedroom Apartment 

3 Bedroom Apartment 
Single Family House 



$1,250 
$2,100 



(1996, MA Department of Education) 



Total 



RESIDENT BIRTHS BY RACE AND 
ETHNICITY 

(1996, MA Department of Public Health) 

100-1 



PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT 



o l " i I 



D1994 



VttiHi Back Ifipanie Asian ah«r 





K-6* 


7-8 


9-12 


Public 




Non4lispanic Black Mspante 


Asian 


other Total 


1991 


643 


161 


315 


1.119 


1990 


87 








1 


88 


1992 


632 


168 


287 


1.087 


1991 


85 





1 


1 


1 88 


1993 


637 


169 


289 


1.095 


1992 


86 





1 





87 


1994 


671 


173 


273 


1.117 


1993 


85 





1 


1 


87 


1995 


735 


172 


292 


1.199 


1994 


92 











92 



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PLANNING BOARD 

The Cohasset Planning Board, under the authority granted to it by Massachusetts' 
General Laws, Chapter 40A, Chapter 41, and the Cohasset Zoning Bylaws fulfilled the 
following responsibilities in 1996: 

• Held eighteen meetings. 

• Reviewed for recommendation thirty-three Zoning Board of Appeals' 
applications. 

• Reviewed and approved twelve subdivisions not requiring 
approval (Form-A's). 

• Reviewed and approved three site plans. 

The Board continued monitoring approved cluster developments, subdivisions, and 
site plans already under construction. 

There were no zoning bylaw changes adopted in 1996. 

The Board accepted, with regret, the resignation of Jean Simonds and welcomed 
Terry Atherton. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Alfred S. Moore Jr., Chairman 

William J. Good, \lce-Chairman 

Terry J. Atherton, Clerk 

John F. O' Toole 

Robert H. Sturdy 

Jean H. Simonds (term expired) 

PLYMOUTH COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL PROJECT 

The Commissioners of the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project are pleased 
to submit the following report of our activities during 1996: 

The Project is a special district created by the State Legislature in 1957, and is now 
composed of twenty-five Plymouth County towns, the City of Brockton, and the Town of 
Cohasset in Norfolk County. The Project is a regional response to a regional problem and 
provides a way of organizing specialized equipment, specially trained employees, and 
mosquito control professionals into a single agency with a broad geographical area of 
responsibility. 

The 1996 season began with an above normal water table which produced large 
numbers of spring brood mosquitoes throughout the County. Efforts were directed at lar- 
val mosquitoes starting with the spring brood. Ground larviciding was accomplished using 
B.T.L, an environmentally selective bacterial agent. Upon emergence of the spring brood 
of adult mosquitoes, ultra-low volume adulticiding began. The Project responded to a 
record number of residential complaints during the summer. All sprayers and trucks per- 
formed well with little time lost to breakdowns. 



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The threat of the mosquito-transmitted disease Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) 
was again low in 1996. This season marked the third consecutive year that EEE virus was 
not isolated during the mosquito surveillance period. Unusually high rainfall and ground- 
water levels that have remained above average during 1996 should warrant increased con- 
cern for the 1997 EEE season. 

During the summer of 1996, this Project also cooperated with the Harvard School 
of Public Health on a Lyme disease surveillance program in Plymouth County towns. 

The figures specific to the Town of Cohasset are given below. While mosquitoes do 
not respect town lines the information given below does provide a tally of the activities 
which have had the greatest impact on the health and comfort of Cohasset residents. 

Insecticide Application. 1,526 acres were treated using truck mounted sprayers for 
control of adult mosquitoes. More than one application was made to the same site if mos- 
quitoes reinvaded the area. The first treatments were made in May and the last in 
September. 

Our greatest effort has been targeted at mosquitoes in the larval stage, which can be 
found in woodland pools, swamps, marshes and other standing water areas. Inspectors 
continually gather data on these sites and treat with highly specific larvicides when inmia- 
ture mosquitoes are present. Last year a total of 85 inspections were made to 80 cata- 
logued breeding sites. 

Water Management. During 1996 crews removed blockages, brush and other 
obstructions from 2,570 linear feet of ditches and streams to prevent overflows or stagna- 
tion that can result in mosquito breeding. This work, together with machine reclamation, 
is most often carried out in the fall and winter. 

Finally, we have been tracking complaint response time, that is, the time between 
notice of a mosquito problem and response by one of our inspectors. The complaint 
response time in the Town of Cohasset was less than two days, with more than 232 
complaints answered. 

Mosquito Survey. A systematic sampling for the mosquitoes in Cohasset indicates 
that Culiseta melanura was the most abundant species. Other important species collected 
included Culex salinarius and Uranotaenia sapphirina. 

We encourage citizens or municipal officials to call our office for information about 
mosquitoes, mosquito-borne diseases, control practices, or any other matters of concern. 

Kenneth W. Ludlam, Ph.D. 
Superintendent 

Commissioners: 

Carolyn Brennan, Chairman 

Robert A. Thomdike, Vice Chairman 

Leighton F. Peck, Jr., Secretary 

William J. Mara 

Michael J. Pieroni 



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RECYCLING COMMITTEE 

Recycling in Cohasset continues at an effective level. All materials recycled in past 
years continue although markets for paper, plastic, and corrugated practically disappeared 
in the fall of 1996. 

Cohasset continues to recycle over 39% of trash, being one of the state's outstand- 
ing recycling towns. 

Compost bins were provided to residents at a reduced price through a state grant. 

The committee is planning another sale in the spring of 1997. 

The recycUng committee is pleased with the cooperation that continues by residents 
in the effort to improve our recycling percentage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Chairman 

Merle S. Brown 

John F. Hubbard 

Alix R White 

David Bigley 

Luther S. Leighton 

Eunice L. Brownell 

Glen A. Tracy 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 

Melvin Waldfogel 



SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL 
REFUSE DISPOSAL PLANNING BOARD 

The South Shore Regional Refuse Disposal Planning Board is composed of the 
Regional Refuse Planning Committees, appointed by the Town Moderator, from towns on 
the South Shore. The original member towns are: Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, 
Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Rockland, Scituate, and Weymouth. 

During 1996, two new towns, Kingston and Pembroke, joined the Board. Observers 
from other towns, including Plymouth and Braintree, have been attending our meetings 
and have expressed an interest in joining. 

The Board has been able to be effective on behalf of the ten member towns because 
of the participation of the representatives from each town, and also because of the employ- 
ment of a full-time solid waste planner, Carol Swete, who has been hired this year through 
a grant from the Department of Environmental Protection. We are hopeful that, with a con- 
tribution of $4,000 during the next fiscal year from each member town, we will be able to 
keep this valuable professional assistance. 



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The Board has provided many benefits to Cohasset. This year, a regional contract 
for provision of household hazardous waste collection services was administered by the 
Board with contractor Clean Ventures for all member towns, resulting in better cost con- 
trols. The Town took advantage of a regional contract for tub grinding services, which 
enabled Cohasset to process yard waste, logs, stumps, pallets, skids and clean building 
materials in a more cost-effective manner. 

The Board also was instrumental in helping the Town of Cohasset secure a grant 
for a storage shed for universal wastes, such as fluorescent bulbs and mercury, which will 
allow the Town to remove these items from the waste stream at no charge. 

The Board was not successful in its efforts to lease a hangar at the closed South 
Weymouth Naval Air Station for use by member communities as a central collection point 
for wastepaper. While the Board has persisted in this and other efforts to alleviate the cur- 
rent crisis in wastepaper collection, a solution has not yet been forthcoming. 

During 1997 the Board will be holding a series of meetings with municipal officials 
and representatives of the solid waste industry to discuss common issues of concern and 
to try to devise a workable regional approach to solid waste management and a success- 
ful cost-effective approach for diversion of recyclables from the waste stream. Because of 
the small size of Cohasset in relation to other towns in the area, it is in our best interests 
to support any feasible means of regional solid waste management that will provide 
reliable markets for our recyclable materials in a cost-effective manner. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 



WATER RESOURCES PROTECTION COMMITTEE 

During 1996, the Water Resources Protection Committee continued its efforts, pur- 
suant to the mandate of Town under Article 46 of the 1994 Annual Town Meeting, to 
investigate potential sources of pollution of our sources of public water supply, review the 
1986 Camp Dresser McKee Water Resources Management Plan, study feasible means of 
regional watershed protection, and to present a report at Town Meeting. 

This Committee consists of five citizens appointed by the Board of Selectmen, and 
one ex-qfficio representative each from the Drainage Advisory Committee, Conservation 
Commission, Board of Health, Planning Board, and Water Commission. 

In 1996, the Committee was increased from four to five citizen members by the 
appointment of John Rafferty. However, the subsequent resignation of Dean Rizzo, 
because of his appointment to the Personnel Board, left the Committee with one vacancy 
during the year. There is also a vacancy in the Planning Board seat, since they have been 
unable to designate one of their members for this Committee. 



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WATER QUALITY STUDY. The Committee was successful in securing a 
$10,000 grant from the Army Corps of Engineers that, matched with $10,000 in water rev- 
enue which was authorized at the October 28 Special Town Meeting with the support of 
the Water Commissioners, will enable the Committee to complete a $20,000 study of the 
water quality of the watershed for Lily Pond and the Aaron River Reservoir. This is sig- 
nificant, since such a study has not been completed since 1986. 

The water quality study will focus on identifying the amount and extent of conta- 
mination which may result from three potential sources of contamination: the Cohasset 
Heights, Ltd. landfill, the Hingham Annex hazardous waste site, and the Wompatuck Park 
hazardous waste site. The study will also test for contaminants in Lily Pond, the Aaron 
River Reservoir, and Sanctuary Pond which may result from nonpoint source pollufion, 
which is defined as runoff from streets, lawns, and septic systems. 

The Army Corps study will be supplemented by a series of regular testing at vari- 
ous locations in the watershed by the Cohasset High School Environmental Studies class 
taught by Jack Buckley. The Committee is very appreciative of the efforts of Mr. Buckley, 
his students, and the Cohasset School Department for helping increase our base of infor- 
mation about the quality of the watershed area. 

REGIONAL EFFORTS. Two members of the Committee, John McNabb and 
John Bryant, were appointed by the Selectmen to serve on the South Shore Water Supply 
Advisory Committee, a new regional entity which will serve as a forum to design region- 
al approaches to water supply protection. The Regional Committee was formed by the 
Metropolitan Area Planning Committee (MAPC), which, under a nonpoint source pollu- 
tion study grant from the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection, will examine 
the adequacy of local regulations in the South Shore towns to protect water quality, and 
will produce updated GIS maps of the region to identify potential sources of contamina- 
tion and sources of water supply. 

PUBLIC EDUCATION. The Committee has received initial approval for a grant 
application filed with the Mass. Environmental Trust for a $15,000 project to update 
information about the watershed and for a public education campaign during 1997 to res- 
idents of the watershed. The public education component would educate residents of the 
watershed, in Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, and Scituate, about how to reduce nonpoint 
source pollution, maintain septic systems, and reduce other potential adverse impacts to 
the watershed. The final grant application will be filed by the Committee in January, with 
a decision due in March. 

OPEN SPACE. Member Jim Kinch served as the Committee's representative on 
the Town Open Space Committee, which produced a town Open Space Plan that helped 
the Town receive a state grant to purchase Turkey Hill. 

RAIL RESTORATION. Member John Rafferty served on the Greenbush Rail 
Restoration Mitigation Committee, where he recommended that mitigation efforts include 
a plan to minimize use of herbicides and pesticides on the right of way, an emergency 
response plan for incidents which may adversely affect the two Town wellfields, the 
Sohier Street and Elms Meadow wells, located near the tracks, and that the Town seek 
water supply easements from the MBTA when they take the right of way by eminent 



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domain that will preserve effective control over the wellfields by the Town so we can still 
use the wells in the future. 

COHASSET HEIGHTS. The Committee also kept track of the continually emerg- 
ing issues regarding the existing Cohasset Heights, Ltd. landfill to propose that any state- 
approved closure and post-closure plans include provisions to ensure that the landfill does 
not eventually contaminate Lily Pond. The Board of Health, after nineteen sessions of a 
public hearing, denied the site assignment application filed by CHL for their proposed 
27.5 acre "Area 5" expansion, based partly on concerns that the landfill expansion could 
adversely affect the Town's Sohier Street wellfield. 

PEPPERMINT BROOK. Members Mark Bell and Jim Kinch continued their 
work, along with the Fire Chief, to locate a set of posts at the comer of Pond Street and 
Route 3A where booms could be quickly set up in the event of an oil spill on Route 3A, 
to prevent spillage of oil into Lily Pond. The Committee is also working on developing an 
emergency response plan to deal with such oil spills and other events which could 
adversely affect our public drinking water supplies. 

WATER QUALITY PROTECTION PLAN. At the end of 1996, the Committee 
started work to develop a Townwide Water Quality Protection Plan, which will be a 
priority of the Committee to complete in 1997. This Plan will study all of the Town's capa- 
bilities to protect the quality of the water supply and make a comprehensive set of 
recommendations for the Town to ensure the protection of the quality of our public 
drinking water supplies. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John K. McNabb, Jr., Chairman 

James C. Kinch, Vice-Chairman 

John P. Rafferty, Secretary 

Mark B. Bell 

John K. Bryant (Conservation Commission), ex officio 

John D. Chapman (Drainage Advisory Committee), ex officio 

Thomas C. Cook (Board of Health), ex officio 

Frederick R. Koed (Water Commission), ex officio 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 

ANIMAL CONTROL 

In September 1996 the Town of Cohasset appointed a new Animal Control Officer. 
There were 721 dogs licensed in the Town in the past year. Since my appointment, thirty 
dogs have been impounded and twelve leash law violation citations have been issued. 
Residents are reminded that the Town of Cohasset has a leash law and it is being enforced. 

Among the numerous calls the Animal Control Department has handled this year, 
there were many complaints of coyotes in Town. The rise in coyote sitings is due, in part, 
to the recent development of their natural habitat and a decline in their food supply. 
Although they look like domestic breeds, they are wild and should be treated as such. Any 
problems with coyotes should be reported to the A.C.O. through the Police Department. 

All dog and cat owners are reminded that their pets should be vaccinated against 
rabies. Dog owners are reminded that dog licenses are issued on a calendar year basis and 
are available at the Town Clerk's Office. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Kathleen M. McGuire 
Animal Control Officer 



EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

1996 was an uneventful year for emergencies in Cohasset. Hurricanes chose to go 
elsewhere in 1996 with considerable relief to officials. 

Heavy downpours did present flooding in downtown around the post office at 
James Brook. 

Emergency shelters were set up in the event we needed to evacuate anyone from 
their homes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 
Emergency Manager 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT 

I hereby submit the Annual Report of the Cohasset Fire Department for the year 
ending December 31, 1996. 

A Statistical Analysis of the Department Responses for the year is as follows: 

Building Structure 24 

Brush/Outdoor Fires 26 

Motor Vehicle Accidents 103 

Motor Vehicle Fires 8 

Medical Emergencies 521 

Assistance 41 

Investigations 318 

Inspections 444 

Miscellaneous 315 

Total 1,800 

Medical Responses: 

Total Incidents 521 

Number of persons transported 370 

Mutual Aid Rendered 101 

Mutual Aid Received 26 

Mutual Aid with other Towns, for fires 

Rendered 21 

Received 2 

The Fire Department is currently operating with the following equipment: 

Engine 1 — 1994 Pierce — 1,750 G.RM. Pumping Engine 
Engine 2—1987 Pierce — 1,250 G.RM. Pumping Engine 
Engine 3 — 1979 Duplex — 1,250 G.RM. Pumping Engine 
Ladder 1 — 1978 Seagrave — 100 ft. Aerial Ladder Truck 
Forest 1 — 1982 Ford — 4 w.d. — 100 G.RM. pump 
Rescue 3 — 1993 International Ambulance 
Car 20 — 1995 Ford — 4 w.d. — Chief's Vehicle 
Rescue Craft — 1993 Avon — 14 ft./trailer 



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FIRE PREVENTION 

In October, the Fire Department was awarded a $1,500 Students' Awareness Fire 
Education (S.A.F.E.) Grant. The purpose of the S.A.F.E. program is to educate students 
about the fire and health hazards of smoking-related materials. The S.A.F.E. Grant appli- 
cation was a joint effort between the Fire Department, School Department and Health 
Agent. 

REVENUE RECEIVED 

The following revenue was collected by the Fire Department and turned over to the 
Town Treasurer between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 1996: 

AMBULANCE $107,828.14 

NON-AMBULANCE $ 4,966.68 

TOTAL $112,794.82 

In conclusion, I would like to extend to the citizens of Cohasset, the Board of 
Selectmen and the heads and members of the Town departments and committees, my 
sincere thanks and appreciation for their assistance. 

To all of the Officers and Firefighters of the Department for their dedication and 
performance of duties, my sincere thanks and appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roger W. Lincoln, Chief 



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HARBOR MASTER 

The Winter of 1996 was one to be remembered along the waterfront. The fishing 
fleet suffered serious damage from moorings being dragged in ice floes. Several moorings 
had to be relocated in the Spring. 

A sad note was the passing of Sheldon Sladen, veteran lobsterman and good friend 
to all. 

The combined Yacht Club and Sailing Club regatta was a great success despite 
some inclement weather. 

The Cohasset Harbor dredging project finally seems to be moving in a timely 
fashion. 

The new environmental pumpout and patrol boat has been ordered and an April 
delivery is expected. 

A special thank you to Assistant Harbor Masters Robert Baggs, Thomas Wigmore, 
and newly appointed Christy Tarantino for their efforts during the past year. 

STATISTICS 

Distress calls 31 

Boats towed 62 

Boats aground 24 

Boats dewatered 14 

Respectfully submitted, 

John H. Winters, Harbor Master 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 
UNIFORM CRIME REPORT 1996 STATISTICS 

Offense Reported 

Rape 1 

Robbery 

Assaults 23 

Breaking and Entering 30 

B&E or Larceny from MA^ 9 

Larceny 63 

Larceny of MA^ 11 

Vandalism 125 

Motor Vehicle Accidents Investigated 132 

Traffic Citations Issued 2,308 

Residential & Business Alarms Answered 388 



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Stolen MA^s Recovered 11 

Official Complaints Received 7,219 

Department Vehicles-Patrol Mileage 171,467 

Special Details 672 

Bicycle Patrols 72 

Bicycles Registered 23 

91 1 Calls Received 1,250 

RECORD OF ARRESTS 1996: 



Offense 


Male 


Female 


Rape 

Assault & Battery 

Assault & Battery of a Police Officer 


2 

12 

1 




Disorderly 

Larceny of MA^ 

Minor Possessing/Transporting Alcohol 

Motor Vehicle Violations 


2 

2 

16 

10 


2 


Operating Under Influence Alcohol MA^ 

Illegal Possession of Short Lobsters 

Possession of Illegal Weapon 

Protective Custody 

Trespassing 

Violation of Drug Laws 

Violation of Domestic Abuse Order 


16 

2 

1 
26 

1 
10 

1 


1 

5 

1 
1 


Warrant Arrests 


31 


11 


TOTAL ARRESTS 


174 


FEES RETURNED TO GENERAL FUNE 


) 




Court Fines & Assessments 




$22,570.00 


Parking Violations 
Paid Detail Surcharge 
License Fees 




25,614.00 

5,310.49 

806.00 


Requests for Police Reports 
False Alarms/Billing 




757.00 
900.00 


TOTAL 


$55,957.49 



Respectfully submitted, 
Brian W. Noonan, Chief of Police 



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WIRE DEPARTMENT 

I herewith submit the Annual Report of the Wire Department for the year ending 
December 31, 1996. 

Fire Alarm IVaffic Signals 

All alarm boxes were checked for proper timing and operating correctly. No new 
boxes were installed, some cable was replaced where needed. Traffic lights were kept in 
good working condition and flashing units replaced where needed. 

Wire Inspections 

All electrical work performed by contractors was inspected by the department and 
permit fees turned into the Town Treasurer. Inspections were up this year due to new con- 
struction and remodeling. 

Electrical Installations and Repairs to Town Buildings 

All electrical work and electrical repairs to town-owned buildings and properties 
were handled by the Wire Department. 

I wish to thank all department heads for their cooperation with the Wire 
Department during this past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stephen F. Wigmore 
Superintendent of Wires 



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PUBLIC WORKS 

CEMETERY STUDY COMMITTEE 

During 1996 we finalized plans to upgrade and expand the Beech wood Cemetery. 
We were able to increase the available graves to just over 300 from a current inventory of 
88. We feel that we now have adequate inventory to meet our needs until we can construct 
a new cemetery. 

We have spent considerable time reviewing sites for a new cemetery. The 3A site 
still holds potenial, and we have had several discussions with abutters about possible 
development on the site. 

We hope to have the Beechwood upgrade completed and plans finalized for a new 
cemetery during 1997. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph L. Jerz, Chairman 

James H. Oilman 

Joseph M. Curley 

Glenn A. Pratt 

Julianna D. Hassan 



GOVERNMENT ISLAND STUDY COMMITTEE 

Forty-nine years ago the Town of Cohasset bought for $29,000 7.37 acres of ledge, 
woods, marsh and a small field. It was called Gulf Island, Doanes Island or Government 
Island, depending on how old you were/are. These acres contain, reflect, give to you, if 
you choose to look and think, a lot of history. The Town is fortunate to be able to call it 
"Our Property" — our piece of history. 

The Government Island Study Committee (GISC) oversees this piece of property 
for the Town. We're an interesed group of seven volunteers who make recommendations 
for acfions to be taken to the Board of Selectmen who will, if necessary, go to Town 
Meeting for action by the voters — YOU. Thank you, both for your actions and votes of 
confidence. 

During 1996 there were various actions taken such as putting up signs, 
cleaning/clearing the Ed Young Parking Lot, making recommendations that it be enlarged 
and relined to accommodate more parking, and, in general, day to day actions to keep the 
Island presentable. Our meetings are sporadic and it is the feeling of the Committee 
members that we should establish a regular schedule of meetings, such as quarterly or 
bi-monthly. 



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Cohasset has a "diamond in the rough" right here as a part of its 10.06 square miles. 
It is a haven for fishing, boating, sailing and is full of history. Please take some time to 
visit the area yourself and with your friends, enjoy it and absorb the history that is here. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 

Constance M. Afshar 

Richard R Barrow 

James R. Bonetti 

Robert M. Davenport 

Noel A. Ripley 

John H. Winters III, Harbor Master ( ex-officio ) 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

On April 1, 1996, the Highway, Tree & Park and Recycling Transfer Facility com- 
bined to become a Department of Public Works, with Harold W. Litchfield being chosen 
as Superintendent. This report reflects the accomplishments of all employees of the 
D.P.W 

Due to an extremely cold and stormy Winter, all personnel were kept busy with 
snow removal until April 10, 1996. We were out ninety-three times plowing and sanding. 
On the few days that we were not out plowing, we worked on repairing our vehicles and 
equipment. 

With the arrival of good weather, we began our annual street sweeping program. All 
streets were swept clean of sand and debris. Various fences were repaired or painted. We 
removed existing tennis posts, sleeves and nets at the Tennis Courts at Milliken Field and 
replaced the same with new. We installed 150 feet of drainage pipe at the High School. We 
also dug an electrical trench at Paul Pratt Memorial Library. 

We removed seven decayed trees and stumps at the Little League Field and 
graveled the excavated area. We then planted four trees on the Common, High School and 
at Constitution Park that were donated by different organizations and people. Due to a 
fairly wet and mild Spring and Summer, mowing began early and continued well into the 
Fall. Fields were readied for use in early Spring. 

Using our own personnel and 626 tons of asphalt, we resurfaced various secondary 
roads, including the entrance road at the High School, which was widened first. With 
monies received from the state, we were able to resurface two sections of North Main 
Street and Beechwood Street, one section of Doane Street and all of Summer Street. 

October 20 brought record breaking rain causing flooding throughout the Town. It 
also brought to the attention of everyone the need for repairs and changes to our drainage 
system. 



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We cleared the sites for both the new D.P.W. garage and the fuel tanks and built a 
retaining wall at the fuel tank site. We widened the entrance road to the R.T.F., making it 
two-way, when construction of the new garage began. We installed the domestic water ser- 
vice from the water main to the building site and the drainage system, including three 
basins. The Department of Public Works is looking forward to moving into this new 
facility at some point in 1997. 

It has been a very busy but satisfying year. My thanks to the D.P.W crew and the 
men of other departments for their help. I would also like to thank the Board of Selectmen 
for their continued support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Harold W Litchfield 
D.P.W Superintendent 



SEWER COMMISSION 

As summarized in the Sewer Commission's report for the year 1995, the Town has 
embarked on a major sewer program in two areas: namely, a tripling of the existing 
Central Cohasset sewer service area plus the new North Cohasset/Straits Pond Sewer 
Project. When these two projects have been completed, approximately forty percent of the 
Town will be sewered (the most densely populated areas). In combination, the two pro- 
jects will constitute the most expensive undertaking in the history of Cohasset 
($18,000,000). 

The North Cohasset/Straits Pond system was approved by a unanimous vote at the 
March 30, 1996, Special Town Meeting and this is proceeding on schedule. We expect this 
segment of the Town's program will be in operation by late 1998. 

The Central Cohasset expansion project was delayed in 1996 due to additional 
unanticipated testing requirements. We, however, expect to bring this to the March 1997 
Town Meeting for approval, with a projected completion date by the middle of the year 
2000. 

At the 1997 Annual Town Meeting, the Sewer Commissioners expect to propose 
that the taxpayers pay one-half of the capital costs of both projects subject to a Proposition 
2V2 debt exclusion vote. A similar provision for the North Cohasset system failed by a 
narrow margin in 1996. The Commissioners believe that this subsidy is justified because 
the Town (that is to say, the taxpayers) would pay any penalties assessed if one or both of 
the projects did not go forward. 

An intermunicipal agreement ("IMA") was signed with the Town of Hull ("Hull") 
in 1996 under which Hull will accept, treat and dispose of Cohasset's wastewater from the 
North Cohasset sewer service area. In addition, an IMA is in the process of negotiation 
with the Town of Hingham ("Hingham"). This would provide for the sharing by Cohasset 
of certain facilities constructed, operated, and maintained by Hingham within the towns 
of Hingham and Hull. 



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During the year, the Commissioners awarded a contract for the repair of leaks in 
the existing collector system. This work was completed in November. 

The Annual Town Meeting approved an increase in sewer user rates that will more 
nearly reflect the actual cost of the service, looking forward to the time when the Sewer 
Department will be completely self sufficient. 

The Commissioners continue to be pleased with the performance of Professional 
Services Group, Inc., who operate and maintain the Town's treatment plant and collector 
system. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward M. Guild, Chairman 

Henry A. Rattenbury 

R. Gary Vanderweil 



BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 

Contract Services 

Cohasset Water Services (a joint venture of Weston & Sampson Services and 
Pennichuck Water Service Co.) has been the contract service operator of the Cohasset 
Water System for one and one-half years. 

Water Distribution Improvements 

Phase II projects have been completed and they include 4,500 feet of new 10-inch 
main on Sohier Street, 3,850 feet of new 10-inch main on Beach Street and approximate- 
ly 2,000 feet of 8-inch main on Cedar Street. Eight new hydrants were installed, three 
hydrants on Cedar Street, one hydrant on Ripley Road, one hydrant on Atlantic Avenue, 
two hydrants on Ledgewood Drive, and one hydrant on Sohier Street. At the treatment 
plant the S.C.A.D.A. system was installed, and the variable speed jockey pump was 
replaced. The altitude valve chamber has been totally rehabilitated with new lighting, heat, 
dehumidifier and new sampling stations. 

Cross Connection Control 

A state mandated program to protect the Town's drinking water from contamina- 
tion on negative pressure situations began in October 1994. All Town businesses have 
been surveyed. All violations have been corrected. There are fifty-four backflow devices 
in place throughout the Town. These devices are tested once or twice a year, as required. 

Meter Replacement 

Replacement and upgrading of all the water meters throughout the Town began in 
January 1996 with the idea of improving billing and eliminating estimated and inaccurate 
bills. These meters will be read from outside readers connected to the meters inside the 



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buildings. This project is 100% complete as of December 31, 1996. At the close of fiscal 
year 1996 over $76,191 was repaid to the Town of Cohasset of the debt owed from the 
Water Department. For the year 1996, the plant production was 247,466,000 gallons out 
to distribution. 

The Water Commissioners and Cohasset Water Services would like to thank all of 
the various boards and committees that have assisted the department and the board 
throughout the year. The board will continue to seek to improve the system for the bene- 
fit of all of the ratepayers and taxpayers. 

Sincerely, 

Frederick R. Koed, Chairman 

Robert E. Kasameyer, Secretary 

Richard D. Muncey 



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HUMAN SERVICES 

COHASSET HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

The Commission had a successful year because many years of hard work came to 
fruition. 

The Cohasset Common is now hsted on the Department of Interior's National 
Register. This has been a long-range goal of ours for many years. It now gives more of a 
sense of special meaning to the hub and focal point of the Town. This project was spear- 
headed by David Wadsworth. 

Another long awaited project of obtaining the Fresnell Lens from the U.S. Coast 
Guard has occurred. This lens was in Minot's Light and removed to a lightship off of New 
Bedford and then to storage outside of Washington, D.C. After it is repaired and assem- 
bled, it will be placed in the Replica at Government Island. Hamilton Tewksbury spent 
many hours obtaining the lens for Cohasset. 

The Commission initiated the effort to write the Town history from 1950 to the year 
2000. This will be an ambitious project that will require the help of many people. Wig 
Pierson has agreed to head up the committee to do this work. 

The effort of placing houses on the National Register continues and there are many 
more buildings in the Town that are eligible. The survey of Town buildings, monuments 
and sites is ever growing. Approximately fifty percent of the town is recorded and this is 
an ongoing project. Although the majority of work is done on both the Captain's Walk and 
the Replica, we still need to raise monies to finish the projects. We have sweatshirts, t- 
shirts, prints, license plates and pins available for sale. We meet the second Monday of the 
month in the Town Hall at eight o'clock. We welcome visitors and input from concerned 
citizens. Our central purpose is to maintain the flavor and integrity of the Town of 
Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Noel A. Ripley, Chairman 

Wigmore A. Pierson 

David H. Wadsworth 

Rebecca Bates-Mc Arthur 

Barbara L. Dillon 

Ellen M. Freda 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 



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COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY 

The Cohasset Housing Authority is a public agency with a five member Board of 
Commissioners, four of whom stand for election within the Town and one who is 
appointed by the Governor. Our present Board consists of the following members: 



Commissioner 


Term 


expires 


John D. Muncey, Chairman 




2001 


Ralph Perroncello, Vice Chairman 




1997 


Mary E.N. Grassie, Treasurer 




1999 


Stephen F. Wigmore 




2000 



Richard J. Silvia, Governors Appointee 1997 

The staff is comprised of two persons: 

Marilyn A. LeBlanc, Administrator 
James V. Mascioli, Maintenance. 

The Board of Commissioners meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month and the 
Annual Meeting is held in June. 

Presently we administer 64 state units of Chapter 667 Elderly/Disabled housing 
located at 60 Elm Street, 12 state units of Chapter 689 Special Needs housing located at 
72, 74, & 76 Elm Street, and 31 federal units of Section 8 Rental Assistance. Our state 
units are subsidized by the Department of Housing and Conmiunity Development (for- 
merly the Executive Office of Communities and Development) and our federal units are 
subsidized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Our annual subsidies 
are granted upon annual reviews of management and regulatory compliance. 

Eligibility standards for our Elderly/Disabled complex, Harborview, were changed 
in 1996. The maximum allowable income cannot exceed $29,100 annually for one person, 
the asset limit has been eliminated and the age for admission reduced to 60. The eligibil- 
ity standards for the federal housing program remain unchanged. 

In the past year emergency monies were awarded for insect control, repair of decks 
and wing wall, and to reconfigure the walkways to meet the Americans with Disabilities 
Act. 

We look forward to a more organized administrative overview with the request of 
a part time administrative assistant. The Board is contemplating goal setting sessions for 
1997 to review and update policies and procedures, and to continue searching for new and 
creative ways to continue the provision of affordable housing for those of limited 
resources. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John D. Muncey, Chairman 

Ralph Perroncello, Vice Chairman 

Mary E. N. Grassie, Treasurer 

Stephen F. Wigmore 

Richard J. Silvia 



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COUNCIL ON ELDER AFFAIRS 

The Cohasset Elder Affairs has been in existence as a Town department by way of 
unanimous voice vote since the Spring Annual Town Meeting 1968. Our mission has 
remained the same, to provide assistance in maintaining independence of older individu- 
als in their own community for as long as it is safely possible. We have tried to accom- 
plish this goal through services that include health, education, recreation, advocacy, and 
resources for the older adult and their families. 

For the first time in nine years the Center experienced a decrease in overall partic- 
ipation in services and activities, down almost 10% from a high in 1995 of 941 people to 
873 unduplicated participants in 1996. 

We are pleased to have Kathy Glenzel working in the Outreach Worker's position 
as of July 1, 1996. We are looking forward to restructuring the Outreach program based 
on what we find in the community. The new approach is to " reach out ." give assistance, 
and support the individual. Whether this takes the form of advocating on someone's 
behalf, making sure the person is getting the proper benefits, or educating the public to 
ensure the continuation of independence, we believe Kathy Glenzel is the right person to 
do the job! 

Outreach remains the most critical service provided by the Council. We also antic- 
ipate increased need for direct service to the fastest growing population, the 75+ group. 
Currently we have 1,591 people over the age of 60 and one-third of that number are over 
75. The Town of Cohasset is considered to have one of the highest percentages, at 21.9%, 
of elders. This also mirrors the state and national trend, with the fastest growing numbers 
being over 85. The Council will need to look more closely over the next five years at how 
we will be able to serve this age group. 

Other accomplishments in 1996 include: 

1. Several grant programs via the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. South Shore Elder 
Services and Americorps have allowed us to become fully staffed, which, in turn, has 
enabled us to come closer to meeting our goals in providing information, advocacy and 
resources to the older adults in Cohasset. 

2. For the fourth year in a row the Council was awarded a small grant of $12,000 from the 
Area Agency on Aging to continue a Medical Access Transportation Program (MAP). 
This program has been operated under South Shore Elder Services (SSES) and is 
specifically designed to assist Cohasset elders with transportation into Boston area 
Hospitals if they are unable to access any other means of transportation due to health 
problems. This MAP project is part of a five-town consortium that includes Cohasset, 
Hingham, Hull, Norwell, and Scituate. The most important concept in this project 
involves the five communities working together with community-based volunteer pro- 
grams, giving support and supplementing their endeavors. 

3. Formula Grant has enabled us to have a Nutrition Site Manager who oversees the 
Tuesday and Thursday Lunch Program. Our lunch groups have come to enjoy the many 
lovely programs that Margaret Casey plans. So many interesting speakers, topics, 
slides, speakers, armchair travel, all make for very appealing programs to enjoy after 



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lunch. While the programs and food continue to improve, we did see a drop in partici- 
pation. The total number of people dropped from 109 to 89; the total meals served was 
down to 2099 from 2274. This could be one area directly affected by the poor weather 
of last winter. 

4. Volunteer Program: (supported by EOEA grant) This program wouldn't be what it is 
today without the wonderful leadership of Pat Ryan. Over the past year, Pat has worked 
hard to up-grade the volunteers' job descriptions, coordinating training, recruitment, 
and placement of new volunteers, and assisting Margaret Casey with Special Events. At 
the end of the fiscal year 1996, we logged 140 volunteers contributing 13,654 hours of 
services. From all sources, a total of $304,079 has been realized in grants, donations 
and in-kind services. This is a direct benefit to the Town of Cohasset! For every dollar 
appropriated, we have been able to give back $4. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS EFFORTS: 

The Board of Elder Affairs was pleased to have a new employee, Addie McGrath, 
who comes to us from U-Mass Boston, Americorps Project. Addie McGrath has been 
working as Information and Referral Specialist. She hopes to have an office manual ready 
to assist office personnel in handling inquiries regarding services to elders. 

Lastly, our Council, and indeed our community, was saddened to lose our wonder- 
ful board member, Sumner Smith, this past fall. His interest and dedication to Cohasset 
will be sorely missed. 

We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to the volunteers 
who are the mainstay of this operation, and to South Shore Community Center Board for 
their support. We also appreciate the support and dedication of our staff, and the many 
Town departments that have been so very helpful to the Council on Elder Affairs. 

As always, we look forward to the new challenges in facing the unknown as we 
move closer to the next century — 2000! 

Respectfully submitted, 

Anna A. Abbruzzese, Chairman 

Joseph D. Buckley, Vice Chairman 

Linda J. McCarthy, Secretary 

Austin F. 0' Toole, Treasurer 

Austin L. Aheam, Jr. 

John P. Conroy 

T. Gerard Keating 

Patricia F. Sargent 

John T. Wilson 



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PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY 

1996 was a good year for Cohasset's Paul Pratt Memorial Library thanks to the 
energetic cooperation of the staff, the Friends of Cohasset Library, patrons and Trustees. 
The library's challenges this year continued to be threefold: traditional library services, 
timely maintenance and practical long range planning. 

The library continued its membership in the Old Colony Library Network, allow- 
ing Cohasset residents access to over two million catalogued items. This system is not 
only accessible from library computer terminals, but allows at home review and hold 
requests at www.ocln.org. This year, text only access (LYNX) to the Internet was added. 

Book purchases, circulation, and collection size remain stable and the staff, under 
the able direction of Richard Hayes, Chief Librarian, achieved a high level of support for 
reference and technical needs. In an effort to provide these services to more patrons, the 
Board of Trustees voted to ask Town Meeting for the necessary funds to open Thursday 
evenings. If approved at Town Meeting, this two hour increase would be the first since 
thirteen hours of service were cut in 1982. The possibility of providing a third open 
evening is viewed as a positive response to a greater demand for after school, after work 
hours. 

In our children's area there were many new purchases of books and CD-ROMs, and 
the popular story hours and summer reading program were outstanding. Ninety-three 
children were awarded a paperback book for achieving their summer reading goals. In 
addition. Marge Murphy volunteered, again, to lead 20 meetings of the mystery story and 
puzzle club. This extremely well attended program had an average participation of thirty- 
five children all summer. 

Keeping the building in good repair is always an objective of the Paul Pratt 
Memorial Library team, and this year saw the completion of the masonry work, renova- 
tions to the cupola, a buried conduit for communication and technology services, and air 
conditioning of the staff offices. 

The Endowment Fund took advantage of a strong stock market and the generosity 
of living donors for a healthy increase. The trustees approved its Investment Advisory 
Committee's recommendation to compute the annual 4% "take-out" rate on the average 
value of 1 2 quarters on the last day of December, the year before the first day of the fol- 
lowing fiscal year, and to be invested in Vanguard STAR . 

In addition to gifts made by the Endowment Fund were gifts to the Library. Shirley 
and Jim Marten gave the new lighting for the circulation desk and the Mclvor Reddie 
murals in the rotunda. Lucille McLoughlin, although retiring this year as trustee, again 
gave a year's pass for Plimouth Plantation, and The Gift Book displayed in the reading 
received many new listings 

A vital component of the team is the Friends of the Cohasset Library. Under the 
Leadership of new President Betsey Detwiler, the Friends have continued the twenty- 
eight-year history of outstanding support. Betsey sponsored a Friends fundraising event at 



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her bookstore, and organized a poetry reading at the library. In addition, the Friends con- 
tinue to organize art exhibits and art receptions in conjunction with the South Shore Art 
Center. The Friends gave the library another computer, this one for the children's room, 
with a collection of CD-ROMs. They renewed family passes to the Children's Museum, 
Aquarium, Museum of Science, and Museum of Fine Arts, and added a new pass to the 
Computer Museum. They purchased new equipment: fax machine, printers and a CD- 
ROM changer. They sponsored a reception for our special group of volunteers, thirty-three 
wonderful people who give a total of over fifty hours of their time each week. Every fall 
the Friends conduct a Town-wide mailing to solicit funds and memberships from every 
household. This successful campaign greatly enhances the quality of the library. 

Paul Pratt Memorial Library continues to be a great and positive example of the 
best of the municipal process, drawing from and serving a diverse community. We look 
forward to the future. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Patience G. Towle, Chairperson 
Paul Pratt Memorial Library Trustees 



RECREATION COMMISSION 

It gives us great pleasure to report to residents the activities of the Recreation 
Commission for the year 1996. 

During the year, approximately 6,000 individuals of all ages participated in a 
variety of structured programs, activities and events. While budget restrictions persist, 
continuing latitude of use of the Revolving Account Fund for 100% Self-Supporting 
Programs remains possible. Currently, all but two programs are R.A.F. sponsored, caus- 
ing no impact upon taxpayers. The Recreation Commissioners adopted an Administrative 
Service Fee charge to all RAF programs during Fiscal Year 1992, and this financial sys- 
tem continues to reimburse taxpayers for the costs and time encumbrances of RAF 
Program operations. That is, the ASF revenues are deposited into the General Fund of the 
Town. Collectively, it is the revenue produced via Administrative Service Fees, coupled 
with budget-sponsored program fees, service fees and charges, that reimburses taxpayers 
for the budget of their Recreation Commission. Only revenue on deposit in the General 
Fund can be considered recapitalization revenue. 

During Fiscal Year 1996, ending June 30, 1996, the Recreation Commission pro- 
duced for the General Fund $46,875.20. $2,500.00 were produced for use by the 
Commission via grants and matching grant funds. Concurrently, $40,650.00 was transact- 
ed via Revolving Account Funds for 100% Self-Supporting Programs via fees charged 
participants for a variety of services. Another $1 16,000.00 was transacted via other and 
direct Self-Supporting Financial systems during Fiscal Year 1996, manifesting a collective 
$206,025.20 of recreational services to residents from the $69,840.00 budget of the 
Commission. These figures do not include the thousands of man-hours that are annually 
donated by hundreds of residents, in support of a variety of program operations. 

Municipal recreation is for the benefit of all residents, and we continue to direct our 

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efforts towards assurance of equal access and opportunity to the entire community. To this 
end, a specific and calculated portion of revenue was not collected this year from residents 
who were temporarily unable to pay full fee charges for services. In many instances time 
was volunteered in lieu of full fee payments, benefiting the department and participants of 
programs. 

Programming represents only one of the responsibilities, duties, and functions as 
prescribed and conferred upon the Recreation Commission by both Massachusetts 
General Laws and By-Laws of the Town. Continuing efforts are focused upon upgrading 
and renovating existing outdoor recreational facilities under jurisdiction of the 
Commission. 

It has been, and continues to be, through a blending of private and public resources 
and funding, that most facilities have been upgraded and/or renovated. Numerous Town 
departments and officials have continued to support our efforts in this area, for which we 
remain enormously grateful. 

The seven member, elected board of the Recreation Commissioners volunteer their 
services to the Town and the department, meeting regularly in order to discuss a wide spec- 
trum of topics relative to the leisure needs and pursuits of all residents. Further, the 
Commissioners establish policy and provide departmental direction, support and assis- 
tance. Each meeting is publicly posted at least one week prior to date and residents are cor- 
dially invited to attend and participate in any meeting. Essential to our proper function, and 
absolutely vital towards success, is the ability to remain responsive to the dynamic com- 
munity needs. We consider your input and feedback our most important source of guidance. 

Degree of community interest and support for recreational and leisure-time services 
can be directly measured by two essential factors. First and most logically, interest is mea- 
sured by the level of participation by residents in the various services. Secondly, and per- 
haps as important, interest and support is readily recognizable by the extraordinary num- 
bers of volunteers who donate their time, effort and expertise in conducting a number of 
our programs, events and activities. 

The Recreation Commission wishes to acknowledge gratitude to the many individ- 
uals, civic and business organizations, school and sports groups. Town boards, committees 
and departments which have lent their support and assistance in our efforts to best serve 
the recreational and leisure needs of residents of all ages. While too numerous to mention 
each name, none are forgotten and all are sincerely appreciated and thanked. 

Respectfully yours, 

Richard R Barrow, Chairman 

Stephen C. Endris, Vice-Chairman 

James E. Carroll, Jr., Secretary 

Shelanne S. Durkin 

Peter G. Laugelle 

Mary K. Muncey 

Thomas W. Wigmore 

John M. Worley, Director 



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SOCIAL SERVICE LEAGUE 

The Social Service League, under contract with the Board of Health, offers Public 
Health Nursing services to Town residents. These services include: monthly Keep Well 
Clinics, health promotion and education programs, and investigation of communicable 
disease reports. The League office at 16 Highland Avenue is open for diabetic and hyper- 
tension screenings, tuberculin testing, and general health consultations. The walk-in office 
hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. to 
1:30 p.m. Our monthly Keep Well Clinics are held at the Senior Luncheons and 
Harborview senior citizens' housing. These clinics are open to all Town residents. 

Our other activities this year included our Annual Health Fair, which was held at 
Cohasset High School, and attracted many of the students and school personnel, as well 
as other town residents; a mammography screening by Mobile Diagnostics Inc. in June 
and four public flu immunization clinics which also offered pneumonia and tetanus immu- 
nizations. In cooperation with the Cohasset Police Department, we presented a home safe- 
ty program at the Senior Luncheon in October. The "file of life" folder was explained to 
the group and everyone was urged to fill out the information form and have it available in 
case of emergency. Other home safety measures were also discussed. 

We continue to work with other Town and local agencies to provide and promote 
optimum health care for our community. We extend our thanks to all our volunteers who 
have helped us in 1996. 

Activity Attendance 

Keep Well Clinics 257 

Adult Immunizations 

Flu 750+ 

Pneumonia 110 

Tetanus 100 

Cholesterol Screening 176 

Mobile Mammography Van 15 

Health Fair 200+ 

Lazy Eye Screening ongoing 

Lead Screening ongoing 

Tuberculin Testing 18 

Hypertension Screening 706 

Communicable Disease Follow-up 13 

Home Nursing Visits 302 

Office Nursing Visits 709 

Total Nursing Visits 1,01 1 

Respectfully submitted, 

Judy Fitzsimmons, R.N., P.H.N. 
Board of Health Nurse 



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EDUCATION 

Graduates 
Class of 1996 



Rafael A. Alarcon 
Katherine Knowles Anderson 
Neven Richard Bunstein 
Christine Margaret Bums 
Nathan George Caldwell 
Chloe Johanna Chittick 
Michael Christopher Coates 
Andrew Peter Collins 
Caitlin Walsh Connolly 
Heather Christine Conte 
Allison Jane DeLorenzo 
Grace Marie Deveney 
Erin Elizabeth Devine 
Lauren Alyse DeVito 
Edward Cyrus Dolph 
Kathleen Ethel Donovan 
Michael Joseph Dunphy 
Meredith Ann Equi 
Megan Roe Fahey 
Tafana Alma Fiore 
Kevin Dominick Gentile 
Elizabeth Flavia Good 
Anthony Green 
Edward Robert Hamilton 
Jared Michael Hardwick 
Eric Charles Henry 
Amber Lee Hopeman 
William Tobey Horn 
Frederick James Howard, Jr. 
Jessica Elizabeth Hurley 
Cameron Nicole Hynes 
Benjamin James Keefe 
James Richard Kondrat 
Joanna Marie Larrabee 
Kenneth Chisholm Leahy 
Heather Littlehale 
Stephanie Gwynne Lubitz 
Jessica Sullivan 



Tammy Ann Maitland 
Conor Diran Mangan 
David Matthew Man- 
Christopher Walsh McKenna 
Megan Bearden McNamara 
Kaylen Marie Medinger 
Faye Menis 
Andrea Elizabeth Mercurio 
Maureen Theresa Murphy 
Devon Marie Noonan 
Robin Michael Ordelheide 
Holly Lynn Pereira 
Nicole Linnane Peterson 
Patricia Pinto Bull 
Heather Anne Proctor 
Patrick Garrett Reynolds 
Brian Richard Riley 
Jennifer Alice Ripley 
Allison JoAnna Ritts 
Gina Lucy Rosano 
Laura Marie Rosano 
Kathryn Bridget Ross 
Lena Amanda Roukounakis 
Holly Victoria Russell 
Brian Michael Sasso 
Ryan Wesley Sawchuk 
Gregory Garrett Henry Schultz 
Laura Elizabeth Slotnick 
Kevin Michael Smith 
Gregory Patrick Stevens 
Edward M. Taylor 
Amie Theriault 
Robert Gerard Vanderpool 
Michelle Theresa Ward 
John Raymond Whitehouse 
Ruth Marie Winters 
Keith Antonio Wright 
Elisha Rochelle Yearwood 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
AND SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

It is with great pleasure that we submit the Fiscal Year 1996 Annual Report for the 
Cohasset Public Schools. 

With the approval of the construction of a new elementary school at the Town 
Meeting and also by the vote of a special override election, the process of building a new 
school to replace the Osgood School was begun. The School Facilities Committee, func- 
tioning as the Building Committee, and working with their architect Earl R. Flansburgh 
and Associates, submitted plans to the Department of Education. The Department of 
Education approved the plans, thereby ensuring the 60% state reimbursement for the 
project. Construction drawings and cost estimates are presently being finalized and bid 
documents will be distributed by March of 1997. Expected completion of the new school 
is by July 1998, with occupancy by students scheduled for September of 1998. 

We would at this point express our sincere appreciation for the extraordinary efforts 
of all those involved in this effort to gain Town-wide support for this most necessary 
endeavor. Without the support of community members, Town Boards, parents, students, 
school staff and others this project would not have become a reality. We all look forward 
with anticipation to the construction phase of the building and to its anticipated opening 
in September of 1998. 

While much of our time and efforts for the year have been devoted to the new school 
project, the Committee has also identified a series of goals for the 1996-1997 school year. 

Primary Goal 

To encourage and expect maximum achievement through a supportive learn- 
ing community which strives to develop ethical and responsible citizens who 
love to learn. 

Curriculum 

To evaluate, develop, and refine curriculum and instructional techniques 
which are consistent with state standards and current research and which 
demand excellence from each individual. 

1. Evaluate Writing Curriculum and program K-12, 

2. Review and revise curriculum to be consistent with the Massachusetts 
Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks. 

3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the teachers' evaluation instrument. 

4. Develop a plan to implement a middle school program in the fall of 1997. 

5. Review K-12 study skills continuum. 

6. Evaluate effectiveness of English Department staffmg pattern. 

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School Facilities 

To provide quality school facilities to support excellence in education in the 
Cohasset public school system. 

1. Develop plan to house all K-6 programs at the Osgood and Deer Hill Schools 
during the two-year elementary school construction project. 

2. Coordinate the design and construction phase for the new elementary facility. 

3. Review and revise the current maintenance and capital improvement plans for 
the Deer Hill School and the Junior/Senior High School. 

Community Awareness 

To strengthen conununity awareness, involvement, and support. 

1. Improve awareness of school activities among non-school audiences via exist- 
ing media and specific communications events. 

2. Develop systems which provide school and non-school audiences with a means 
of expressing concerns and answering questions. 

3. Develop a system- wide program to encourage student participation in local 
government activities. 

Technology . 

To strengthen the application, resources, and support of technology. 

1. Develop a new five-year local technology plan which complies with education 
reform standards and current research. 

2. Develop model technology-related curriculum units at the primary, elementary 
and secondary levels. 

3. Provide continuing professional development opportunities for all staff to sup- 
port classroom utilization of emerging technologies. 



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SCHOOL PROFILE 

Cohasset is a residential community of about 7,800 population situated on the coast 
20 miles south of Boston. Most of the residents are engaged in professional and business 
occupations in the city of Boston. The town is one of high socioeconomic status. 

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT 

Grade 9 — 72; Grade 10 — 81; Grade 1 1 — 58; Grade 12 — 67; Total — 278 

MEDLVN NATIONAL PERCENTILE SCORES — 
EDUCATIONAL RECORDS BUREAU 

Comprehensive Testing Program 
Verbal Aptitude = 84 percentile Quantitative Aptitude = 86 percentile 

GRADE DISTRIBUTION 

Based on final grades as Juniors in full-year major academic courses only. 

1994-95 A B C D F 

18% 43% 29.3% 7.4% 2.3% 

Average grade index for all students in the Junior Year was 2.63 on a 4 point scale. 

(A = 4;B = 3;C = 2;D=1) 

100% of students study 5 major academic subjects. 

Students are ranked by the recommendations of the N.A.S.S.P. and A.A.C.R.A.O. 

PLEASE NOTE: Achievement standards and academic expectations are unusually high 
in this very traditional, college preparatory high school. A comparison 
of standardized ability tests and academic grades reveals no grade infla- 
tion; to the contrary, grading at Cohasset High School is quite rigorous. 

ACCREDITATION 

New England Association of College and Secondary Schools latest accreditation — 1992. 
ADVANCED EDUCATION (Class of 1996) 



4 Yr. Colleges 


2 Yr. Colleges 








Public Private 


Public Private 


Other 


Work 


Service 


25% 55% 


7% 1% 


7% 


4% 


1% 



95% to further education 

STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO: 9-1 (Includes All Professional Staff) 

All English classes limited to 25 or fewer students. 

All other classes limited to 30 or fewer students. 

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE — 21 

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Each subject area is grouped homogeneously independently of other subjects. Each disci- 
pline has honors grouping. We have been a participant in the Advanced Placement 
Program for the past 34 years. This year Advanced Placement courses will be offered in 
art, calculus, Enghsh, biology, computer science, European history, French, music, 
Spanish, and Latin. Language courses employ the use of a language laboratory. 

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION 

(Class of 1996) 

The mean scores below reflect the test performance of Cohasset High School Seniors. 
These scores are taken from the College Board 1996 ATP Summary Report. 



SAT I Mean Scores 
Verbal = 539 Math = 520 

N.B. The Scholastic Aptitude Test 

was taken by 100% of 

the graduating class. 



SAT II Mean Scores 

Biology 622 

Writing 557 

Math Level IC 521 

Literature 515 

Spanish L/R 562 

French 573 



ADVANCED PLACEMENT GRADE DISTRIBUTION 
BY EXAM AND MEAN SCORES 



Exam 


5 


4 


3 


2 


1 


Mean Score 


Art (Studio/General) 
Biology 
Calculus AB 



6 




1 



1 
5 
4 


1 
2 






1 


2.5 

3.79 

2.6 


Computer Science 
English Lit. & Comp. 
European History 
French Language 
Spanish Language 



3 




Grade 

5 
4 
3 
2 
1 



5 
5 
2 



2 
5 
3 
2 
6 

Number 

10 
14 
28 
11 
3 



3 
1 


2 


1 





Percent 
of Total 

15% 
21% 
42% 
16% 
4% 


2.3 
3.5 
3.44 
3.5 

2.75 



66 



100% 



Combined mean score for all A.P. Exams taken by Cohasset 
High School Juniors and Seniors in 1996 — 3.05. 

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of all exams taken received a score of three or better. 



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COURSE LEGEND 

The abbreviations below frequently appear on the Cohasset High School transcript. For 
those not completely familiar with the specifics of the Cohasset High School curriculum, 
the following brief descriptions are provided. 



ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES — 
GRADE 9 

HUM/EN 9 

HUM/SS9 



A team taught Humanities program 
required of all 9th graders with the focus 
on the history and literature of 
Western Civilization. 



ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES 
GRADE 10 

AM ST EN 10 

AM ST SS 10 



A team taught American Studies program 
required of all 10th graders with the focus 
on American History and Literature. 
The social studies portion of this program 
meets the American history graduation 
requirement. 



EXPERIENTIAL CENTER FOR 
LEARNING 



Cohasset High School offers an 
experiential program called ExCel. 
ExCel is an interdisciplinary science, 
English, social studies and physical 
education program. ExCelmath is an 
individualized algebra and/or geometry 
program. 



CLASS RANK AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE INFORMATION 

Class Rank and Grade Point Average are calculated by computer at the end of every 
semester from Grade 9 through Grade 12. This information is readily available and stu- 
dents are advised to check their rank in class periodically in order to improve upon past 
performance and to assess their potential for college admission. 

Class Rank and Grade Point Average are computed according to course and section diffi- 
culty. The four (4) levels of difficulty are: 

A. Advanced Placement courses 

B. Level one representing honors courses 

C. Level two representing a rigorous college preparatory program 

D. Level three representing courses that are college preparatory 

Non-academic electives have no weight and therefore have no bearing on Class Rank or 
Grade Point Average. 



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WEIGHTING SCALE 



Curriculum 


Advanced 








Levels 


Placement 


1 


2 


3 


A 


4.67 


4.33 


4.00 


3.67 


A- 


4.33 


4.00 


3.67 


3.33 


B+ 


4.00 


3.67 


3.33 


3.00 


B 


3.67 


3.33 


3.00 


2.67 


B- 


3.33 


3.00 


2.67 


2.33 


C+ 


3.00 


2.67 


2.33 


2.00 


c 


2.67 


2.33 


2.00 


1.67 


c- 


2.33 


2.00 


1.67 


1.33 


D+ 


2.00 


1.67 


1.33 


1.00 


D 


L67 


1.33 


1.00 


.67 


D- 


1.33 


1.00 


.67 


.33 



Example: A grade of B in an Advanced Placement course would receive a weight of 3.67 
while a grade of B in a Level 3 academic subject would receive a weight of 
2.67. In other words, there is a difference of a fiill grade between an Advanced 
Placement grade and a grade in the Level 3 Program. 

GRADING SYSTEM 



A+ = 97-100 


C+ = 77-79 


A = 94-96 


C = 74-76 


A- = 90-93 


C- = 70-73 


B+ = 87-89 


D+ = 67-69 


B = 84-86 


D = 64-66 


B- = 80-83 


D- = 60-63 




F = Below 60 



E>uring the past year a number of long time school employees retired. They included 
Wginia Buibank, Mami Carter, Billy Esposito, Polly Gallagher, Faith Maloney, Don 
Reade, and Kitty Whitley. We would like to express our gratitude for their contributions. 

Once again, we thank you for your support of the school system and assure you that 
with your continued support we will provide a high quality educational program to all of 
the children of Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ralph D. Kidder, Chairman 

Maureen E. Jerz 

James C. Kiik 

Joanne T. Chittick 

Richard P. Shea 

COHASSET SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Stephen E. Hart, Superintendent of Schools 



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SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL 
VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 

South Shore Vo-Tech 
Building Community and Business Partnerships 



As the South Shore Regional School District embarks upon its 35th Anniversary in 
school year 1997-1998, we can pause to reflect on a current era committed to quality tech- 
nical education and skills preparation, along with the growing need to partner with all of 
those around us. Studies and evaluations abound which cite the increasing importance of 
creating an educational atmosphere in which cooperation among students, teachers, sup- 
port staff of all types, business representatives, parents and community leaders exists and 
grows. The acquisition of skills which integrate the academic, social, personal and work- 
place demands of a rapidly changing society has never been so important. 

At South Shore, efforts to create a comprehensive and cooperative climate for 
learning has been expanded beyond the school's walls. As part of Vo-Tech's participation 
in regional "School To Work and Career" initiatives, we have committed ourselves to the 
growing awareness of and need for business/school partnership. In just the past twelve 
months. South Shore outreach efforts have realized personal contact with in excess of 
eight hundred businesses in the greater South Shore area, businesses large and small, some 
relatively new and those well established. These contacts are helping to create a network 
of information about the school, to involve employers in advisory roles with individual 
programs, and to greatly enhance the opportunity for a shared benefit of jobs for students 
and well prepared employees for the company. In a very positive way, business and indus- 
try is playing a role in defining the technical curricula which needs to be delivered. 

Construction projects by Vo-Tech crews in Abington, Norwell and Whitman this 
year are visible evidence of the ongoing commitment to hands-on learning and commu- 
nity benefit. Extemship placement of Health Careers students in area hospitals and long- 
term care facilities has added to the dimension of education for our students. Community 
service projects aimed at providing assistance to homeless shelters, the Boston Globe 
Santa and community food pantries have enriched student learning, as did our Annual 
Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner, which hosted over 150 district seniors. 

South Shore currently enrolls 541 students in grades nine through twelve (9-12), 
including six students from Cohasset as of October 1, 1996. Students are part of fourteen 
diverse technical programs which include: 

Auto Body 

Automotive 

Carpentry 

Cosmetology 

Culinary Arts 

Drafting 

Electrical 

Electronics 

Graphic Arts 

Health Careers Technology 

HeatingA^entilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration 

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Industrial Technology 
Precision Machining 
Welding/Metal Fabrication 

Ninth grade students have the opportunity to "explore" several of the program areas 
in the first half of the year before settling in to a "major" or area of technical concentra- 
tion. It is at this time when the full coordination of all phases of our students' enrollment 
at South Shore begins. Integration of technical skills learning with applied instruction in 
related theory, mathematics, science, social studies and English/Language Arts and 
Communication provides for a realistic and relevant core of subject matter. Curriculum 
review focused on meeting the demands of Massachusetts Education Reform and the 
Curriculum Frameworks is ongoing. So, too. South Shore continues to build Honors 
Program opportunities, Tech Prep college articulations, and most recently, involvement in 
the state's Dual Enrollment Program with our local community college. 

Successes like South Shore's state and national involvement in the Vocational 
Industrial Clubs of America (Kansas City, Missouri), AAA Trouble Shooting Contest 
(Washington, D.C.), and the International Packaging Expo (Chicago, IL) are added 
incentives aimed at student involvement. 

Clearly, a substantial goal for all our students involves a plan preparing them for 
rewarding careers and a lifetime of learning, both formal and informal. Increasing num- 
bers of students are exploring post-secondary education, along with capitalizing on their 
already precious job-ready skills and talents in the workplace. Utilizing in-class research 
projects and computer on-line searching capabilities, the computer lab and Internet, South 
Shore students are preparing for life and work in the 21st Century. 

As we at South Shore explore the various opportunities for utilizing partnerships, 
we hope to continue to expand our administrative base of networking as well. We wel- 
come involvement with community and civic organizations and offer ourselves as a 
resource, wherever and whenever possible. Groups are invited to utilize our facility and to 
enjoy the talents of students in Cosmetology's Salon or the Culinary Arts Restaurant. Give 
the school a call or come in for a visit. Our Annual Open House (February 27, 1997) is 
typically a great time to visit this comprehensive regional resource facility. 

In closing, please accept our continued voice of appreciation for the support given 
to the South Shore Vo-Tech family. It has truly been a regional partnership that has worked 
well for going on 35 years. The Regional School Committee, Advisory Board members. 
Administration, Staff and Students are committed to meeting the challenges ahead, and 
they are truly many. Helping our young adults make that all important educational, social, 
economic and civic transition from school to work and beyond is a critically significant 
one. 

With the cooperation of all — school, family, business and community — we can 
make it happen successfully. Thank you once again. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David M. Kneeland 
Cohasset Representative 

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INDEX 



In Memoriam 3 

Elected Officers 4 

Appointed Officers 6 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Archivist 20 

Town Clerk's Report 21 

Special Town Meeting, January 22, 1996 21 

Special Town Election, February 10, 1996 22 

Presidential Primary, March 5, 1996 23 

Index, Annual Town Meeting/Special Town Meeting, March 30, 1996 27 

Annual Town Meeting/Special Town Meeting, March 30, 1996 29 

Annual Town Election, April 6, 1996 75 

Special Town Election, May 4, 1996 77 

Special Town Meeting, August 12, 1996 78 

State Primary, September 17, 1996 81 

Recount, September 28, 1996 84 

Index, Special Town Meeting, October 28, 1996 85 

Special Town Meeting, October 28, 1996 87 

State Election, November 5, 1996 101 

Election Officers 104 

Vital Statistics 105 

Registrars, Board of Ill 

Selectmen, Board of 112 

Town Moderator 115 

Town Counsel 116 



FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Accountant 119 

Assessors, Board of 156 

Salaries 157 

Collector 162 

Treasurer 164 



LAND USE CONTROL 

Building Department 165 

Conservation Commission 165 

Design Review Board 166 

Health, Board of 167 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 169 

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Planning Board 173 

Plymouth County Mosquito Control 173 

Recycling Committee 175 

South Shore Regional Refuse Disposal Planning Conunittee 175 

Water Resources Protection Committee 176 



PUBLIC SAFETY 

Animal Control 179 

Emergency Management 179 

Fire Department 180 

Harbor Master 182 

Police Department 182 

Wvre Department 184 



PUBLIC WORKS 

Cemetery Study Committee 185 

Government Island Study Committee 185 

Department of Public Works 186 

Sewer Commission 187 

Water Conmiissioners 188 



HUMAN SERVICES 

Cohasset Historical Commission 190 

Cohasset Housing Authority 191 

Council on Elder Affairs 192 

Paul Pratt Memorial Library 194 

Recreation Commission 195 

Social Service League 197 



EDUCATION 

Graduates, Class of 1996 198 

School ConMnittee and Superintendent of Schools 199 

South Shore Regional Vo-Tech High School 205 



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